The passage of 85 years hasn't quite erased the delicate beauty of the flowers from a
2 volume work at Gifu Pefectural Library in Japan that recorded 112 varieties of cherry blossom trees. (2 pages of thumbnails) The plants were collected in 1920 by botany scholar Miyoshi and woodblock prints were produced the following year. Some background artifact was cleaned/removed from the above images.
UPDATE May 2011: The illustrations are still available via the Wayback Machine.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Posted by peacay at 2:26 p.m.