OK, no joke. These are what I found at the Tomioka Hachiman shrine sale today! Amidst all the lovely usual things – the textiles, the porcelains, the vintage tools and the general junk – I got these three framed fern botanicals.

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They aren’t particularly valuable, but they are extremely decoratively pleasing. Add them to the herbiers and the katagami stencils and I could open a garden shop!

This story is only humorous if you have read these two recent previous posts:

Botanicals…Eternal History and Science in Art and Decor
An Unexpected Find…Japanese Herbiers