Image: 38.1 x 17.6 cm (15 x 6 15/16 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
White rectangular label affixed verso, bottom right with inscription in pencil: YB87/[Japanese Characters] Inscription UL
[text and poems]
Nakeba koso (translates to) The cock starts to crow;
wakere o oshime (translates to) the time to part has come.
tori no ne no (translates to)Take me to a town
kikoenu sato no (translates to) where the rooster is not heard;
akatsuki kana (translates to) that's the only place for dawn!
EditionFirst edition with artist's gourd-shaped seal below signature; UTK shows the second edition with seal of publisher Sanoya Kihei in place of artist's seal
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.