Meiji prints

  Design: Yōshū Chikanobu (1838-1912)  
  Series title: Seven days of the week  
  Print title: Monday - Autumn moon over the Sumida river (right)  
  Size: 35.6 x 23.5 cm (ōban)  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Chikanobu Sumida (right)


A simultaneous view of the prints in this triptych can be seen here.

Series and print title in white cartouche in top right area of the print:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
shichi seven  
day of the week  
no ’s  
nai inside Seven days of the week
getsu moon  
sumi corner  
ta rice field  
kawa river  
no ’s  
aki autumn Monday -
no ’s Autumn moon
tsuki moon over the Sumida river


Provenance: An auction held in June 2015 by the Floating World gallery

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