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桜とハト ( sakura to hato) Cherry and Pigeon


(Publication Date)

Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Dark Background Version: [no signature]; Hodo seal; title-caption (right margin); publication date over Takemura copyright statement (left margin)

Design History:
This design is one of several in a small series which Hodo created for Takemura. It is not currently documented with a light background, but it is suspected that one was printed. Because there are almost certainly designs which remain to be documented, this series has not yet been assigned sequence numbers. For now the design is labeled with its original publication date taken from the left margin.

Species Illustrated:
sakura, is a general name for any Cherry, Prunus spp., of which there are many named varieties.

鴿or 鳩 (now often ハト or はと) hato is a general name for any pigeon or dove. In size, plumage, and bill color, this illustration does not closely match any Japanese species.

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