The history of artificial flower-making in Japan goes back to the 8th century, when a poem in the Man yoshu anthology contains a poem apparently referring to such flowers. In the Heian period (794-1 1 85) artificial flowers were made of thread and cloth as a part of seasonal court events. The head of the Unjo-ryu; the final school to carry on this tradition, is located in Kyoto.


  • Title: Chrysanthemum, Artificial flowers
  • Creator: Unjo-ryu Muraoka Shokado
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Date Published: 2020
  • Location Created: Kyoto
  • Original Language: Japanese
  • Subject Keywords: artificial flower, immitation
  • Type: craft
  • Rights: © Unjo-ryu Muraoka Shokado / Muraoka Yoshikazu
  • Medium: Silk

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