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Colour woodblock print of Iris Akashi- No- Ue from the catalogue of the Yokohama nursery of Seitaro Arai which specialised in Iris kaempferi. The Yokohama nurseries supplied catalogues of plants for sale overseas, there is evidence to suggest that towards the end of the 19th Century they began to trade collectively as one company.
Date: c. 1890’s.
Yokohama Nursery
circa 1890s

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