Image: 36.2 x 18.1 cm (14 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Inscription verso top right: 15.22; in a later hand: 1712; in a another hand inscribed verso, bottom right: [M].222
Spring has come and/peach blossoms float in all the streams/how impossible to determine where utopia is
StateThis appears to be the first state of the print with publisher's mark and kiwame mark (see Bogel) and among the finest known impressions. A later state lacks these seals and does not have pink and black branches, rather branches all black. The breasts of the birds are also printed in pink, not black. A third state has less crisp printing and the publisher's mark of Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô).
Japan; Edo (location)
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.