Iris Kaempferi, Yoshinoen-Garden, no date, Tokyo

Yoshinoen-Garden, no date


This catalog has 50 pages, each with a life-sized print of an individual Japanese iris (Iris kaempferi). The illustrations are printed using the Japanese woodblock printing method in which colored inks are applied directly to the block with a paintbrush. This allows a great range of gradations in tone which in other printing methods require a series of overprints.