[Japan: publisher unidentified, Meiji 22 (1889)?].
Egoyomi ("picture-calendars") were originally produced in the Edo period for people who could not read. Typically, months in the calendars were indicated by numbers on dice, and the Zodiac animals were used to indicate the first days of the months. Months with 31 days are listed underneath a large sword, and months with fewer days are listed under the small sword. The central panel underneath the title suggests the year this particular calendar represents: Meiji 22 (an eye (目) = me, a koto bridge (柱 (琴柱)) = ji, two masu = nijū, two dots on a die = ni). The calendar also indicates the dates of important annual events.
One leaf, complete. Light discolouration, fading, creases. 29.4 x 22.2 cm.