Image: 35.4 x 17.1 cm (13 15/16 x 6 3/4 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Inscription verso, bottom right in pencil: 323
[text and poems] Hatsu hinode (translates to) As New Year's Day dawns,
kuni ni sakai wa* (translates to) all the border gates are down
nakari keri (translates to) throughout the nation.
StateThe first state without publisher's seal of Sanoya Kihei with gradated red in sun and other colors. Gookin is quoted in the cat. file as remarking about 34.277.2 "finest impression I have yet seen save that in the Buckingham Collection [Art Inst. Chicago]," December 1922.
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.