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Chart of plants 4
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).
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
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