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In Edo period, not only townspeople but also Shogun loved flowers. Many gardeners opened their garden shops at Somei in Edo period. Especially Somei’s Ihei, was called the No.1 gardner of Edo, made many kinds of azaleas in 1688-1735. The 3rd generation Sannojyou grew Kirishima azalea, and his son Masatake nourished maple. At the pavilion of Hama-rikyu garden, there are a lot of pictures of flowers at Edo period.

Morning glory at Iriya

Morning glory at Iriya from ” 36 flowers” in Edo period


Azalea at Ookubo

Azalea at Ookubo from “36 flowers” in Edo period


Iris at Kinoshitagawa

Iris at Kinoshitagawa from “36 flowers” in Edo period


Deony at Hanayashiki

Deony at Hanayashiki from “36 flowers” in Edo period


Japanese bush clover (Hagi) at Kameidogawa

Japanese bush clover (Hagi) at Kameidogawa from “36 flowers” in Edo period


narcissus in Oshiage

Narcissus in Oshiage from “36 flowers” in Edo period


Japanese iris

Japanese iris (drawn in 1853)


Japanese iris

Japanese iris (drawn in 1853)


Seven pot-plants (Omoto)

Seven pot-plants (Omoto)


Samurai of Kuruma at his row house

Samurai of Kuruma at his row house. He was watching his small garden in Edo period.


Gardner of Somai

Gardner of Somai in 1861-1864

Gardner of Somei in Edo

Gardner of Somei in Edo by Masayoshi Kitao in 1803