ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR THIS DESIGN
Currently Documented Characteristics for Dark Background Version:
||[no signature]; Hodo seal
|Title-caption (right margin):
|Publication Date (left margin):
||昭和十五年三月作 (March 1940)
|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.
It is not currently documented with a light background, but it is suspected that one was printed. This design is unusual in several ways. It is the only documented design executed in a landscape format. It is also only one of two (the other being the rabbits) which does not include a title-caption.
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.
This only element of this design is a very well groomed domestic horse wearing a bridle. From the animal's configuration it seems likely that it is a racehorse. The general name for all horses is 馬, うま, ウマ, uma