Though the informal drawing manuals of Hokusai Manga are certainly the best known of Hokusai’s sketches, Hokusai produced many edehon, or “picture manuals.” In Picture Book of Chinese and Japanese Warriors, Hokusai demonstrates how to dynamically depict famous heroes across double-page illustrations. Published in 1836 by Akitaya Taemon and five others, this drawing manual showed other artists how to evoke drama and build suspense when illustrating the legendary. This dynamism is exemplified in Hokusai’s depiction of Mongaku Shonin. Fingers interlocked, the priest stands in penance beneath the waterfall after accidentally killing the woman he loved. Hokusai conveys the strength of the falls as the water breaks against the figure, as well as the strength of Mongaku, brows furrowed and perfectly still beneath the torrent.