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the date on the left-hand margin, on todoke Meiji – nen – getsu – nichi (respectfully reporting Meiji – year – month – day) followed by the address of the publisher, Hongin-cho, Ni-chome, Juni banchi (Hongin [Ginza] area, 2nd town, 12th district), his name, Takegawa Seikichi, and the carver’s mark Hori Gin, ca. 1884
oban tate-e 35.9 x 24.2 cm.
Madame Butterfly’s World: Woodblock Prints of a Changing Japan, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, June 21 – September 21, 2014