Book/Printed Material A Sketch Book of Sakura (Cherry Blossoms).

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Title
A Sketch Book of Sakura (Cherry Blossoms).
Summary
The sakura (cherry blossom) is the most famous flower of Japan, the beauty of which has long inspired artists in Japan. Created in the middle of the 19th century, Ōka-fu (A sketch book of cherry blossoms) contains the names and illustrations of 29 varieties of sakura, which are painted on silk with delicate brushwork. The artist, Sakamoto Kōnen (1800-53), studied herbal medicine under his father, Sakamoto Jun'an, physician-in-ordinary to the sovereign lord of Kishū Domain (present-day Wakayama Prefecture). Sakamoto Kōnen also worked in Kishū Domain as a physician. The richly bound book bears the ownership stamp of the Kishū Tokugawa family and is presumed to have been dedicated to the lord of Kishū by the artist.
Contributor Names
Sakamoto, Kōnen, 1800-1853 Artist.
Created / Published
[place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1830 to 1853]
Subject Headings
-  Japan
-  1830 to 1853
-  Cherry trees
-  Flowers
Notes
-  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
-  Original resource extent: 1 book ; 29.6 x 35.3 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.
Medium
1 online resource.
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.wdl/wdl.11833
Library of Congress Control Number
2021667437
Online Format
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LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2021667437
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Chicago citation style:

Sakamoto, Kōnen, Artist. A Sketch Book of Sakura Cherry Blossoms. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1853, 1830] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667437/.

APA citation style:

Sakamoto, K. (1830) A Sketch Book of Sakura Cherry Blossoms. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1853] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667437/.

MLA citation style:

Sakamoto, Kōnen, Artist. A Sketch Book of Sakura Cherry Blossoms. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1853, 1830] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667437/>.

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