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sakura to hato
Cherry and Pigeon


(Publication Date)

Currently Documented Characteristics for Both Dark and Light Background Versions:
Attribution Marking: [no signature]; Hodo seal
Title-caption (right margin): 桜とハト, sakura to hato, Cherry and Pigeon
Publication Date (left margin): 昭和十二年四月作 (April 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’.

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:
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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