My parallel interests in The Art of Bonsai and the Japanese
Print took a new direction when some years ago I discovered
that there existed Ukiyo-e, the Japanese name for Woodblock
Prints, from the Edo and Meiji Periods, [1604-1867]
and [1868-1912] which contained representations of Classical
As a novice in Bonsai and Print Collecting both, I was
enthusiastic to begin acquiring any "Bonsai Prints"
which I could locate that were in good condition and
not prohibitive in price.
In that my primary focus as an Architect is the design
and construction of private residences, I have long
appreciated the gardens and architecture of Japan. To
have uncovered a detailed portrait of Japanese interiors
accented by Bonsai was a very new source of inspiration.
The goal of this small enterprise is to make these historical
portraits available to all who appreciate Bonsai and
the Arts of Japan.