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Exhibition Notes, Number 26, Winter 2007. Fierce tigers and awe-inspiring dragons—these subjects hardly seem to fit into the same category as delicate songbirds like the nightingale and blossoms as ephemeral as the cherry. Even so, a wide array of flora and fauna and bugs and beasts appears in Japanese prints of the genre traditionally called “birds and flowers” (kachō). These Edo-period prints (1608-1867) reflect the profound Japanese appreciation for the natural world.
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Gais, Deborah Del and Singsen, Judith A., "Feathers, Flowers, Talons and Fangs: Power and Serenity in Japanese Nature Prints" (2007). Journals. 24.
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