Book/Printed Material Picture Book of Chrysanthemums.
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- Picture Book of Chrysanthemums.
- The chrysanthemum, the flower loved by Tao Yuan-ming (365-427), a distinguished Chinese poet of the Eastern Jin dynasty, was brought to Japan around the beginning of the Heian period (794-1185). The plant took root on Japanese soil and by the Edo period (1600-1868) several hundred different types of chrysanthemum were being cultivated in the country. Gakiku is the first picture book of chrysanthemums published in Japan. Its beautiful illustrations and Chinese-style poems introduced readers to 100 different varieties of the flower. The text and lines are printed in black from woodblocks; the illustrations are hand painted in yellow, white, red, purple, and other colors. The book contains a preface, written in 1519 by Eikin (1447-1537), a priest of the Rinzai Zen sect, which states that the illustrations were the work of Junpo (1504-49), the second son of a feudal lord of that time. The postscript and colophon at the end indicate that the book was published in 1691 and that the poems and postscript were added in that year.
- Eikin, 1447-1537 Author of Introduction, etc..
- Junpo, 1504-1549 Artist.
Created / Published
- Hikone : Yao Yasutoyo (et al.), 1691.
- - Japan
- - 1519 to 1691
- - Block printing
- - Chrysanthemums
- - Flowers
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 book ; 28.3 x 20.2 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: National Diet Library.
- - Content in Japanese.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
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Chicago citation style:
Eikin, Author Of Introduction, Etc, and Artist Junpo. Picture Book of Chrysanthemums. Hikone: Yao Yasutoyo et al, 1691. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666416/.
APA citation style:
Eikin, A. O. I. & Junpo, A. (1691) Picture Book of Chrysanthemums. Hikone: Yao Yasutoyo et al. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666416/.
MLA citation style:
Eikin, Author Of Introduction, Etc, and Artist Junpo. Picture Book of Chrysanthemums. Hikone: Yao Yasutoyo et al, 1691. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666416/>.