- Museum number
- Object: Rikka zu 立華図 (Pictures of Upright Flower Arrangements)
Illustrated book. Woodblock-printed with hand-colouring. Pictures of 'Rikka'-style flower arrangements of the Ikenobo and other schools.
- Production date
Height: 32.60 centimetres (cover)
Width: 23.20 centimetres (cover)
- Curator's comments
Illustrations of Flower Arrangements (Rikka zu)
Artist un known (Kano school)
The art of arranging flowers, Ikebana, has an ancient pedigree. In the 1400s the monk Ikenobo Senseki (dates unknown) at Rokkakudo temple in Kyoto first began to record the rules. On both pages here are displays in formal rikka ('standing flower') style.
Woodblock-printed book with hand -colouring, 1673
Bequeathed by sir A W Franks
(Label copy, 2017)
Lacks title page,postscript.
- On display (G93/dc6/sC)
- Exhibition history
2007 10 Oct-2008 17 Feb, London, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present' [various openings]
2011 Jun-2017 Dec, London, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present' [various openings]
2018 Oct- , BM Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries [various openings]
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- Additional IDs
Japanese Illustrated Book number: JIB.487