|Design:||Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806)|
|Title:||Shiki no hana jō|
|Size:||30.2 x 21.2 cm|
|Posthumous printing from newly cut woodblocks|
Originally released in 1801 by publisher Izumiya Ichibei (和泉屋市兵衛). This version was released in 1916 by publisher Yoshikawa Kōbunkan (吉川弘文館) from new woodblocks carved by Ōtsuka Yūji (大塚裕次).
Title printed in black on a white slip on the book cover:
|の||no||’s||Flowers of the|
This first book covers the seasons of spring and summer. The full contents of this 1916 reproduction of the first volume of Utamaro’s Shin no hana illustrated books can be seen on the website of the Pulverer Collection dedicated to Japanese illustrated books produced in the Edo period and beyond here.
The topics of the prints depicted in this first volume are: