Re: Woodblock ad product id

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Posted by Alec W. ( on February 19, 2022 at 18:01:58:

In Reply to: Woodblock ad product id posted by Judy Hahn on February 16, 2022 at 23:00:24:

I've been picking at this off and on since you posted, and while I only have fragments of findings, I figured I would share what I've got...

懐中心携 壮効丸 -- "Kaichū shinkei? sōkō-maru?" (readings very uncertain)

犀角 テリアカ -- "Saikaku teriaka" (Rhinoceros horn theriac)

改良風楽 ヘブリン -- "Kairyō? fūraku? heburin"

Next, the Kitama Pharma. Association has a little museum of old ads, including this exact print and a number of similar ones:

Finally, see attached image from a T w i t t e r thread I couldn't include because it has the letter "x" three times in a row in the URL, . Anyway, search by the Japanese text and you'll find it.


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