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April 26, 2013

Sculpture Bodhisattva Milo - Maitreya and Ginkgo

The Bodhisattva Milo (Sanskrit Maitreya), seated in "Pensive Pose", ca. 575.
Northern Qi dynasty
H: 33.0 W: 17.5 D: 15.4 cm
China

"This sculpture of a bodhisattva, or enlightened being, probably represents the Buddha of the Future (Maitreya in the Indian language Sanskrit) while he was waiting to be reborn into the world as a Buddha. Maitreya waits in heaven meditating beneath a Dragon Tree, which Chinese sculptors typically interpreted to be a ginkgo, like the tree here. The depiction of children emerging from lotuses in a pond on the base of this sculpture is a rare detail on an image of Maitreya."

Found at the website of  The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art.

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April 24, 2013

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New photos and video on my website  photospecial page:   Old Ginkgo with witches broom, Kronenburgpark in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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April 23, 2013

Ginkgo adiantoides fossil


Ginkgo adiantoides, Paleocene, Scotland

Fossil: Ginkgo adiantoides from the Tertiary period (56 million years ago) is remarkably similar to modern Ginkgo biloba.
I took this photo at Naturalis Museum, Leiden.
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April 20, 2013

Giant Ginkgo of Hongou, Japan


Satomi Takataki, Giant Ginkgo of Hongou, Japan.
Wonderful photos of this old tree on this blog.

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April 16, 2013

Plate with Ginkgo leaf, Meissen porcelain


Plate with Ginkgo leaf design.

Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH, Porcelain Museum Meissen, Germany.

"Jugendstil" design by Prof. Heinz Werner, inspired by Goethe's poem about the Ginkgo, 1984.

My photo (enlarged) on my  Art-page.

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April 12, 2013

Ginkgo trees in Bologna, Italy


On  my website you can see an enlargement of this photo.
I took this photo in 2012 of 15 Ginkgo trees, Piazza de’ Calderini, Bologna, Italy. In this area are many Ginkgo trees.
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April 08, 2013

TCM and Ginkgo

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ginkgo:

"More than 100 countries and regions around the world have set up TCM institutions, with the United States, Europe, Japan and South Korea investing heavily in research and medication development, industry analyses show.
The UK-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline announced its first TCM medication research and development program, which targets not just the Chinese market, but the global one as well.
"TCM is a well-established medical science based on thousands of years of clinical practices. It shows great promise treating complicated conditions that the single-target Western medicine has failed to handle," says Zang Jingwu, senior vice-president and head of GlaxoSmithKline's R&D in China.
"Our priority is to transform TCM from an experience-based practice to evidence-based medicines through innovation and differentiation," he says....
An example of this is Ginkgo biloba leaf extract, approved in Germany, which, according to China's pharmacopeia, is TCM in essence.  "

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April 03, 2013

Time-lapse video: Ginkgo trees shedding leaves


Time-lapse video of Ginkgo tree(s) shedding leaves in Japan. 
Video by kiikunkunman on YouTube.

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April 01, 2013

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

  * Added video on my Art-page of Ginko carbon table by Ross Lovegrove.

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