As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Flora Japonica by Masumi Yamanaka
This book came out in 2017, and Masumi is an award-winning botanical artist based at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
In this book, Masumi begins by revealing the history of Japanese botanical illustration with a lovely overview of the influential botanist and illustrator Tomitaro Makino's work.
Next, Masumi shares beautiful artwork that showcases the indigenous plants of Japan. Flora Japonica showcases eighty specially-commissioned paintings from thirty-six of Japan’s best modern botanical artists. Daily Gardeners will love that each painting also shares detailed information about the plant’s habitat and history, as well as a botanical description.
This book is 240 pages of botanical art that highlights Japan’s glorious and incomparable flora.
You can get a copy of Flora Japonica by Masumi Yamanaka and support the show using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for around $4
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