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金雞鳥 ( kinkei-chou) Golden Pheasant


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Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Both Dark and Light Background Versions: [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. 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:
The Japanese caption does not mention the botanicals, but the composition includes only two kinds of plants: Bamboo, an unidentified tall variety; and also Begonia, a Begonia cultivar.

金雞鳥 kinkei-chou) lit. 'gold-fowl-bird' (today usually 錦鶏 kinkei lit. 'brocade-fowl') is Golden Pheasant, Chrysolophus pictus.

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