Enjoy our Counted Cross Stitch and Counted Needlepoint Charts Patterns inspired by the work of Tanigami Konan.
Tanigami Konan, 1879-1928, was a well-known Kacho-e(birds and flowers) Nihon-ga artist. He was the first Japanese artist to paint Western flowers and was famous for his vivid, true-to-life painting of flowers. Tanigami Konan produced five volumes of pictures of Western plants which were published by in 1917/18. This series was called 'Seiyo Soka Zofu, (A Picture Album of Western Plants and Flowers). Depicting lush flowers and exotic plants in full bloom and organized as a visual record of garden flowers, two volumes each were devoted to the spring and summer seasons, while the 5th volume combined the flowers and plants that flourished in the autumn and winter seasons.