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Chart of plants

Chart of Plants was made by referring to the illustrations of animals and plants in "School and Family Charts" by M. Wilson & N.A. Kalkins. It consists of 10 illustrations: 5 of animals and 5 of plants. Multicolor paints are added on the outlines made with copper plates. Selected by Ono Motoyoshi (1838-90), (the great-grandson of the Bakufu Doctor, Ono Ranzan. He served in the Ministry of Education and worked in the field of museum). Published by the Ministry of Education in the 6th year of Meiji (1873).

Chart of plants 1

Painted by Kato Chikusai (born in Tokyo, real name Tokushin. Apprentice of Kato Koshin. He taught at Tokyo Imperial University and painted a number of plant illustrations). In "the Introduction to Botany", he drew leaves and roots of plants as well as the shape of flowers in multicolor illustrations. The names of the plants are also inscribed in English. Original size: 58cm and 81cm

Chart of plants 2

Painted by Hasegawa Chikuyo. The gourd flower family are divided in groups. Fruits such as peach, plum and persimmon are drawn in the upper section and pumpkin, eggplant and gourd in the lower section, both with multicolor paints. Original size: 58cm and 81cm

Chart of plants 3

Painted by Hasegawa Chikuyo. The page is divided into 3 groups, corn, peas and root plants, and they are painted in multi color. Among corn, there are rice, wheat, millet as well as maize. Original size: 58cm and 81cm

Chart of plants 4

Painted by Hasegawa Chikuyo. The page is divided into 4 sections: plants with leaves and stems, those with strong smell or hot taste, sea weeds, and mushrooms. Spice such as garlic is illustrated as example of plant with strong smell and wasabi for those with hot taste. Original size: 58cm and 81cm

Hakubutsuzu doubutsu 1 juruiichiran

Original size: 58cm and 81cm

Hakubutsuzu doubutsu 2 chouruiichiran

Original size: 58cm and 81cm