Monday, July 30, 2007

Japanese Flora

























japansese fruit tree





lotus blossom














purple flower


orange flower




















These images come from ten albums of flora containing more than 700 images from the Museum at the University of Tokyo: honzo database (english home page). [via armchair aquarium annex].

I *still* don't have an asian language pack on this computer so I can't say anything more about these, although the year 1708 is mentioned - I've cleaned up the background in a few of the images but didn't adjust anything else. Click on the images above for greatly enlarged versions.

Later: Jenny kindly informs us: "It is herbalism or pharmaceutical sciences. In 1708 Ekiken Kaibara wrote the book of "Yamato Honzo"(Japanese herbalism).before that Japanese learn from China. Honzo-Zufu , picture book of herbs by Kanen Iwasaki".

8 comments:

Michael said...

Thank you so much for this post.
From an unreconstructed bambusophile.

What a beautiful day this turned out to be!

Michael said...

Did you have to reconstruct all those pictures from the slices / tiles that the image server displays?

I've tried recomposing a picture of a bamboo from 16 high resolution parts and it's the devil's own work to align all the elements.

If you have some other magick means of doing it, let me know!

Hats off to you!

pk said...

Thanks Michael. It's magick AND alignment of the mirrors.

lotusgreen said...

man you just made me very happy :^) thank you!!

The Lone Beader said...

These are so beautiful!

Kafeina said...

Thank you very much for your blog! It´s great!

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regards

jenny said...

Hello again!
I am J. Nakamura.from Japan.
It is herbalism or pharmaceutical sciences.
In 1708 Ekiken Kaibara wrote the book of "Yamato Honzo"(Japanese herbalism).before that Japanese learn from China.

Honzo-Zufu , picture book of herbs by Kanen Iwasaki

Could I blog this?

pk said...

Thanks for the information Jenny! Yes, of course you can blog this.

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