We have now spent over a month together including our first Christmas together and we both feel very strongly about each other and our future together.
As described here, from 1790 until 1876 (when formal censorship ceased), all woodblock prints had to be examined by official censors, and marked with their seals.
The changing forms of these seals, as they government changed the censorship process, and the seals applied as part of that, allows the dating of prints to a varying degree of accuracy.
The general form of the seals almost always gives a rough idea of when the print was produced.
fan prints.) Hover the mouse pointer over an image to see what it reads; for all images, click on the image to see a larger version.
In the second, from 1805 until 1841, a large number of different forms (not fully explored here - see either reference listed at the foot of this page for more) can be found: the kiwame alone, or with a zodiacal date seal; on occasion, the zodiacal date seal alone; various seals from the Gyoji, wholesale publishers who acted as censors.
From 1805 until the end of the period, a separate seal giving the date in zodiacal form was often (but not always) added.
(One uncommon type from this period, one which is easy to confuse with later seals, was used during the period 1815 to 1832, and includes a zodiacal date in the top part of an oval seal, along with an aratame ("examined") character below.) In 1842, the whole system was reformed, and replaced by individual censors called Nanushi.
Over t he next couple of days we spent little time apart as we just clicked and felt so comfortable together.
We have now spent over a month together including our first Christmas together and we both feel very strongly about each other and our future together. I had only been on Oasis a couple of days, an Oasis user by the alias of Eve-Alexandra contacted me and I accepted.
We had many great talks and were very eager to meet each other, so eager we moved our original meet up forward.
We had immediate emotional and physical attraction the feelings were very surreal.
The exact month thus referred to has to be ascertained from examination of a table, as it falls at changing locations within the year.