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Wistaria, Kyomidzu

THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS OF JAPAN

PAINTED BY
ELLA DU CANE

DESCRIBED BY
FLORENCE DU CANE

PUBLISHED BY SOHO SQUARE

ADAM & CHARLES BLACK

LONDON

MCMVIII

 

PREFACE

An apology is due to the reader for adding this volume to the long list of books already written on Japan; but, being a lover of flowers myself, I found there was no book giving a short account of the flora of the country which is so often called the Land of Flowers. Hence my excuse for offering these pages, either to those who may be intending to visit, or to those who may wish to recall the memories of a sojourn in the Land of the Rising Sun.

The book does not pretend to furnish a complete list of all the flowers to be found in the country, but rather to give a description of those which are most remarkable for their beauty and profusion, and which are most closely associated with Japan. The pages on landscape gardening have been condensed, partly owing to want of space, and also because I felt that those who take a real and thorough interest in the subject have Mr. Conder's admirable volumes on "Landscape Gardening in Japan" to help them in the study of the most complicated form of gardening in the world. Being debarred, through lack of sufficient knowledge of the language, from availing myself of original works in Japanese, I have drawn much information from Mr. Conder's works, and from those of other foreigners; but I wish gratefully to acknowledge the help I received from Mr. Y. Noguchi, who provided me with the flower legends and fairy tales, which are household words in every Japanese home.

FLORENCE DU CANE.



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 

1. Wistaria, Kyomidzu
2. Wistaria in a Kyoto Garden
3. The Storks
4. Azaleas in a Kyoto Garden
5. Azaleas, Kyoto
6. Tiger Lilies
7. An Old Garden
8. Satake Garden, Tokyo
9. A Tokyo Garden
10. A Landscape Garden   
11. The Old Wistaria
12. At Kitano Tenjin
13. The Drooping Cherry
14. A Shrine at Kyomidzu
15. White Cherry at Kitano
16. Cherry Blossom, Chion-in Temple
17. The Kobai Plum Blossom
18. Lilium Auratum
19. Lilies on the Rocks, Atami
20. An Hydrangea Bush
21. Viewing the Plum Blossoms
22. The Gate of the Plum Garden
23. The Time of the Plum Blossoms
24. Plum Blossom and Lanterns
25. Peach Blossom
26. The Pagoda, Kyomidzu
27. A Buddhist Shrine
28. The Feast of the Cherry Blossoms
29. The Pink Cherry
30. Cherry-tree at Kyomidzu
31. Wistaria, Kameido
32. Wistaria, Nagaoka
33. A Pony Garden
34. Wistaria, Kabata
35. Azaleas
36. Azaleas, Nagaoka
37. Azaleas, Awata
38. An Iris Garden
39. Irises
40. Lotus at Kodaiji
41. Lotus at Kyomidzu
42. Lotus Flowers
43. Chrysanthemums, Kyoto
44. A Chrysanthemum Garden
45. Chrysanthemums
46. The Scarlet Maple
47. Viewing the Maples
48. Irises, Horikiri
49. Pine-tree at Matsushima
50. Azalea and Pine-tree