Now at last available in the USA, here is a look at where it all started – manga that is! This pint-sized box set is truly power-packed! While it’s pages measure a mere 4 1/4" x 5 3/4”, its three volumes contain well over 1000 pages total, over 900 of which are fully devoted to reproducing the most extensive selection of Hokusai’s ten-volume handbook of drawings – which he dubbed manga – that he originally published between 1814 and 1820 (although an additional five volumes were published long after his death, bringing the total to 15 – we think; read the notes accompanying these volumes for the full details) currently available in a popular edition – and nowhere even remotely close to this bargain price!
Make sure to check this one out next time you’re in the shop. Online customers can get a sneak peek HERE. There is also a review (of the identical UK edition) accompanied by plenty of sample pages HERE.