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Flora Japonica.

Author: Masumi YamanakaMartyn RixHideaki ŌbaJin MurataTetsuo KoyamaAll authors
Publisher: Richmond, Surrey : Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Japanese indigenous plants have fascinated botanists and horticulturalists for the past two centuries, and their discoveries still have a strong influence on the plants of today. Botanists such as Kaempfer, Thunberg, von Siebold, and Maximowicz visited Japan between the 17th and 19th centuries, and communicated and corresponded with many Japanese botanists; identifying, naming and classifying many native plants and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: exhibition catalogs
illustrated books
Illustrated works
Exhibition catalogs
History
Pictorial works
Catalogues d'exposition
Ouvrages illustrés
Exhibitions
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Masumi Yamanaka; Martyn Rix; Hideaki Ōba; Jin Murata; Tetsuo Koyama; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,
OCLC Number: 1301963426
Language Note: Foreword, introduction, and common plant name text also appear in Japanese.
Notes: With contributions from botanical artists Akiko Enokido, Noriko Fujita, Rei Fukuzawa, Eiko Hamada, Mayumi Hashi, Sho Hayakawa, Asuka Hishiki, Hideo Horikoshi, Mariko Imai, Mieko Ishikawa, Junko Iwata, Yoko Kakuta, Seiko Kijima, Yuriko Kikuchi, Hidenari Kobayashi, Mieko Konishi, Kumiko Kosuda, Asako Kuwajima, Kimiyo Maruyama, Kayoko Miyazawa, Masako Mori, Yasuko Murakami, Maki Nishimura, Tomoko Ogawa, Kyoko Ohara, Takeko Sagara, Koichi Saito, Keiko Sasaki, Masako Sasaki, Michiko Shibata, Kazuko Tajikawa, Kumiko Takano, Noriko Tobita, Yoko Uchijo, Noriko Watanabe, Naoko Yasue, Yoko Yokoyama, Kaoru Yoneda, and Keiko Yoshida.
Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Awards: Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award - Nominee, 2017
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages : illustrations (chiefly color))
Contents: Foreword / HIH Prince Akishino --
Introduction / Keichi Hayashi --
Introduction : Flora japonica / Martyn Rix and Masumi Yamanaka --
A brief history of botanical illustration in Japan / Hideaki Ohba --
History of systematic botany in the Koishikawa Botanical Gardens, the University of Tokyo / Jin Murata --
Chikusai Kato and the Koishikawa Botanical Garden collection --
The botanical illustrations of Tomitaro Makino / Tetsuo Koyama --
Tomitaro Makino and the Makino Botanical Garden collection --
Sessai Hattori and the Makino Memorial Garden & Museum collection --
Flora Japonica : the paintings --
Acknowledgements --
Authors' biographies --
Further reading --
Index.
Other Titles: Nihon shokubutsushi

Abstract:

Japanese indigenous plants have fascinated botanists and horticulturalists for the past two centuries, and their discoveries still have a strong influence on the plants of today. Botanists such as Kaempfer, Thunberg, von Siebold, and Maximowicz visited Japan between the 17th and 19th centuries, and communicated and corresponded with many Japanese botanists; identifying, naming and classifying many native plants and sending specimens around the world. Many beautiful Japanese plants (e.g. Hydrangea, Lily, Hosta, Camellia) were introduced into European countries, influencing horticulture and the breeding of new varieties. And as a result, this interest in Japanese flora led to a stimulation of activity amongst botanical painters in Japan in depicting the native flora. Flora Japonica is a beautiful celebration of modern Japanese botanical art, featuring 80 specially commissioned botanical paintings of Japanese wild plants, contributed by 30 of the country's best contemporary artists. Each paintings is accompanied by text about the plant, including its natural history as well as botanical description and details of the specimen origin. Biographies of all 30 artists are included.

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