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January 29, 2014

'Miss Ginkgo' on woodblock print Japan, 1793

Ofuji handing over a handscroll to Okita.

Japan: colour woodblock print. Bijinga. Edo c. 1793-1794.
Print artist:  Kitagawa Utamaro.
Heigth: 37.9 cm; width 24.7 cm.

From the pattern of ginkgo leaves and the characters "Fuji" on her cotton robe, the women in her middle years on the right must be Ofuji, famous in her youth as the beautiful daughter of the owner of a tooth-brush store, the Moto-Yanagiya in Asakusa and known by the nickname "Miss Ginkgo" (Icho Musume).(Asano and Clark 1995)
Read more on the website of the British Museum.

Enlarged picture:  http://moriguchi-city.sakura.ne.jp/sblo_files/moriguchi-city/image/img485.jpg

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January 21, 2014

Salisburia - Ginkgo lithograph, c. 1890

German photo-lithograph of Ginkgo in "Die Pflanze in Kunst und Gewerbe" (1890) by Anton Seder.
photo: Antique Print Room

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January 16, 2014

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New Photo of the Month + video on photospecial page:   Ginkgo trees in Amsterdam in fall. 
* Added photo of Ginkgo in St. Petersburg, Russia.
*Added on my Usage-page: music video of popular nursery song Ginkgo biloba.

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January 11, 2014

Tea bowl and Ginkgo leaves, Edo period Japan

Ceramic tea bowl with decoration of Ginkgo leaves, 1691-1749. Edo period Japan.
Stoneware with cobalt-blue design over brushed cloudlike white slip (Utsutsugawa ware).
View more info and enlargement on website of Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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January 04, 2014

Japan biggest Ginkgo: Kitakanegasawa no-ichou

"Kitakanegasawa no-ichou", symbol Ginkgo tree with many chichi, over 1,000 years, girth 22 m, h. 40 m, natural monument.
Location: Kita kanegasawa in Nishitsugaru-gun, Fukaura-mach, Aomori Prefecture, Japan.
Video of this famous tree on YouTube
Photo Aomori Prefectural Government.

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