Birds of Edo: A Guide to Classical Japanese Birds

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English-Japanese bilingual

Of all the illustrated encyclopaedias of flora and fauna from the Edo period in Japan, “Baien-Kinpu” was said to be most outstanding nature field guide in terms of its realistic depiction and its beautiful and sensitive brushwork. This book presents 86 images from “Baien-Kinpu”, supplemented with explanatory text on the origins of each bird’s Japanese name, classification and scientific name, along with information on Japanese literature in which these birds appear. The lively and radiant birds beloved by the people in the Edo period, now return to life in the Reiwa era!


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