Kyoto, Japan: Mitsuhana and Company, 1952. second edition. Hardcover. Green boards with white book plate and black lettering on front cover, folding book, unpaginated, 24 color illustrations. Issued in brown thin cardboard slipcase with black lettering. Includes white 10 page booklet. VG+ (light wear to slipcase with tear along top, chipped along spine of slipcase with small piece missing. Book itself is very clean with light edge wear to boards). Item #177939
At head of title: New edition. Arranged and explained by Houn Ohara. Translated by Hanano Kodera. Volume 1 With 24 illustrations. The second edition of this book. From the Introduction: "Unlike the Western flower arrangement which is loved for its color primarily, the Japanese flower arrangement takes a bare branch bearing a dull colored fruit, a dead spray of hydrangea, a common weed, and transforms them into a creation of beauty. This is because the Japanese put more emphasis upon the forms of nature and life than upon colors themselves."
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