Version I Version III (with Rakusan markings)
HOLLYHOOK (ホリホック) [caption as printed]
Hollyhock (horihokku)

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Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Version I: [no signature] [no seal] [title-caption in lower margin] (example on left)
Version II: [no signature] [no seal] [no title-caption in lower margin] (not illustrated)
Version III: [signature] [seal] [no title-caption in lower margin] (example on right, shown with Rakusan markings)

[For illustration of seals, see the Seals article.]

Design History:
This design was part of the original series of forty-eight designs completed by October 1931 and was also included in later reprintings. Note that the title-caption is incorrectly spelled for English. The example images were taken with different cameras. However, Version III copies typically do differ somewhat in printing technique and ink color from earlier version copies.

The silhouette of wf17 is also used as the background element in a supplemental set design, wfx12.

The design of the hollyhock in the Hodo/Takemura Floral Series was closely copied from this print (see below)

Species Illustrated:
Common Hollyhock, Alcea rosea varieties

Related Designs:
Other Hollyhock Designs:
wfx12 Hodo/Takemura version

For additional hollyhock designs in the primary Rakusan series see 13.