Morning Glory Flowers

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This pictorial book from 1854 is known as one of the best books on morning glories published in Japan. It reflects the morning glory mania that began in 1847 and that was widespread among the people of Edo (present-day Tokyo) at that time. The book features colored prints of 36 morning glory flowers and leaves with strange shapes, by Hattori Sessai (1807-?), a Japanese painter known for his naturalist works. The descriptions were written by Bankaen Shujin, also known as Yokoyama Masana (1833-1908), who was a retainer of a Tokugawa shogun.
Place: East Asia; Japan; Tokyo
Institution: National Diet Library
Physical description: 1 book; 18.2 × 12.7 centimeters


DISTRIBUTORE : World Digital Library
PAESE : Giappone|Asia Orientale, Estremo Oriente
LINGUA : giapponese
LICENZA : Pubblico dominio
ARGOMENTI : # in Tecnologia, ingegneria, agricoltura / Agricoltura e allevamento
TAG: tag: Edo / Flowers / picture books