An apology is due to the reader for adding this volume to the long list of books already written on Japan; but being a lover of flowers myself, I found there was no book giving a short account of the flora of the country which is so often called the Land of Flowers. Hence my excuse for ofiering these pages, either to those who may be intending to visit, or to those who may wish to recall the memories of a sojouni in the Land of the Rising Sun.
The book does not pretend to furnish a complete list of all the flowers to be found in the country, but rather to give a description of those which are most remarkable for their beauty and profusion, and which are most closely associated with Japan. The pages on landscape gardening have been con- densed, partly owing to want of space, and also because I felt that those who take a real and thorough interest m the subject have Mr. Conder’s admirable volumes on ”Landscape Gardening in Japan” to help them in the study of the most complicated form of gardening in the world. Being debarred, through lack of sufficient knowledge of the language, from availing myself of original works in Japanese, I have drawn much information from Mr. Conder’s works, and from those of other foreigners ; but I wish gratefully to acknowledge the help I received from Mr. Y. Noguchi, who provided me with the flower legends and fairy tales, which are household words in every Japanese home.
FLORENCE DU CANE.
- Publication date 1908
- Topics Flowers, Gardens, Plants
- Publisher London, A. and C. Black
- Collection americana
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- Book from the collections of Harvard University
- Language English
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