Plate: 37 x 17 cm (14 9/16 x 6 11/16 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Inscription UL [text and poems] Kiku no ka ya (translates to ) Chrysanthemum scent-- fukumeru tsuyu no (translates to) every time a drop of dew chirutabi ni (translates to) drips down from inside!(trans. Marks in Bogel)a more simple translation may be read: Kiku no ka ya (translates to) Each time fukumeru tsuyu no (translates to) the dew falls chiru tabini (translates to) chrysanthemums are fragrant
StateThe second state by Sanoya Kihei with a yellow ground, no censor's seal and no embossing; Bogel entry notes that this print was copied by the Osaka artist Hasegawa Sadanobu in the 1850s with many differences (see Christie's, London, March 1986, lot 115).
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.