Pictorial Monograph of Birds • Numata Kashu Free CC0 Japanese Woodblock Prints
Beautiful Japanese woodblock prints of birds in their natural habitat from our own original Pictorial Monograph of Birds (1885) by Numata Kashu (1838–1901). A Japanese painter who merged the contemporary enthusiasm towards the woodblock prints with East Asia’s everlasting fascination with the artistic portrayal of birds and flowers.
The book is well loved by naturalists and rare book enthusiasts— most of the surviving book being the reprint of a rare 1930s facsimile of Kashu's works. You may now download them for free under the public domain CC0 license, and they would be great as vintage posters for interior decoration for a touch of oriental elegance to your space!