金雞鳥 kinkei-chou Golden Pheasant
ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR THIS DESIGN
Currently Documented Characteristics for Both Dark and Light Background Versions:
||[no signature]; Hodo seal
|Title-caption (right margin):
||金雞鳥, kinkei-chou, Golden Pheasant
|Publication Date (left margin):
||昭和十二年八月作 (August 1937)
|Takemura Copyright (lower left margin):
版権所有 竹村秀雄, han ken sho yu Takemura Hideo, ‘printing rights held by Takemura Hideo’.
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.
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
金雞鳥 kinkei-chou) lit. 'gold-fowl-bird' (today usually 錦鶏 kinkei lit. 'brocade-fowl') is Golden Pheasant, Chrysolophus pictus.