Yoshiji drew the pictures for an eight-volume, woodblock-printed picture book entitled Banka Gafu (i.e., Picture Album of Ten Thousand Flowers) which was published in 1935. Thirty of the pictures included in the book are shown in this gallery. Click on a picture to enlarge it. Yoshiji’s flower art is unusual because he used a semi-abstract drawing style instead of the more realistic, European-influenced drawing style favoured by most Japanese artists in the early twentieth century.

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