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The Resource The sakura obsession : the incredible story of the plant hunter who saved Japan's cherry blossoms, Naoko Abe

The sakura obsession : the incredible story of the plant hunter who saved Japan's cherry blossoms, Naoko Abe

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The sakura obsession : the incredible story of the plant hunter who saved Japan's cherry blossoms
Title
The sakura obsession
Title remainder
the incredible story of the plant hunter who saved Japan's cherry blossoms
Statement of responsibility
Naoko Abe
Title variation
  • Cherry Ingram: the Englishman who saved Japan's blossoms /
  • Sakura obsession
Title variation remainder
the incredible story of the plant hunter who saved Japans cherry blossoms
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Author
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Collingwood 'Cherry' Ingram first fell in love with the sakura, or cherry tree, when he visited Japan on his honeymoon in 1907. So taken with the plant, he brought back hundreds of cuttings with him to England, where he created a garden of cherry varieties. In 1926, he learned that the Great White Cherry had become extinct in Japan. Six years later, he buried a living cutting from his own collection in a potato and repatriated it via the Trans-Siberian Express. In the years that followed, Ingram sent more than 100 varieties of cherry tree to new homes around the globe, from Auckland to Washington. As much a history of the cherry blossom in Japan as it is the story of one remarkable man, the narrative follows the flower from its adoption as a national symbol in 794, through its use as an emblem of imperialism in the 1930s, to the present-day worldwide obsession with forecasting the exact moment of the trees' flowering
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The irresistible story of Japanese cherry blossoms, threatened by a jingoistic political ideology & saved by an unknown Englishman Collingwood Ingram, known as 'Cherry' for his defining obsession, was born in 1880 and lived until he was a hundred, witnessing a fraught century of conflict and change.
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10762761
Cataloging source
YDX
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Abe, Naoko
Dewey number
580.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
LC call number
QK31.I54
LC item number
A2313 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ingram, Collingwood
  • Ingram, Collingwood
  • Botanists
  • Japanese flowering cherry
  • Flowering cherries
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the incredible story of the plant hunter who saved Japan's cherry blossoms
Label
The sakura obsession : the incredible story of the plant hunter who saved Japan's cherry blossoms, Naoko Abe
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Translated by the author"--Dust jacket
  • "This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso
  • "Originally published in Japan in different form as 'Cherry Ingram : the English saviour of Japan's cherry blossoms' by Iwanami Shoten, Tokyo, in 2016. This translation simultaneously published as '"Cherry" Ingram: the Englishman who saved Japan's blossoms' in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Vintage Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House Ltd., London"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-362) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. One The Birth of a Dream -- 1.Family Ties -- 2.Mayfair-by-the-Sea -- 3.Triumphs and Tragedies -- 4.Enforced Seclusion -- 5.Japan Beckons -- 6.The Rising Sun -- 7.The Birds and the Bees -- 8.Ingram's War -- 9.Birth of a Dream -- pt. Two Creation and Collection -- 10.Twin Quests -- 11.The Dejima Doctors -- 12.Hunting Plants -- 13.Creation and Collection -- 14.The Hokusai Connection -- pt. Three Saving the Sakura -- 15.The Pilgrimage -- 16.Twin Pines -- 17.Cherry Meccas -- 18.Guardian of the Cherries -- 19.Wild-Cherry Hunting -- 20.Saving the Sakura -- 21.Ingram's Warning -- pt. Four Taihaki/s Homecoming -- 22.The Restoration Quest -- 23.Taihaku's Homecoming -- 24.Gambling with Success -- 25.A Fairy-Tale Garden -- 26.`Obscene' Kanzan -- 27.The Cherry Evangelist -- 28.Darwin Versus the Church -- 29.The Sounds of War -- pt. Five Falling Blossoms -- 30.Cherry Blossom Brothers -- 31.Flowers of Mass Destruction -- 32.Emperor Worship --
  • Contents note continued: 33.The Sakura Ideology -- 34.The Somei-yoshino Invasion -- 35.100 Million People, One Spirit -- 36.The Cherry and the Kamikaze -- 37.Falling Blossoms -- 38.Tome's Story -- pt. Six Dark Shadows -- 39.Children at War -- 40.Black Christmas -- 41.Protecting Benenden -- 42.Ornamental Cherries -- 43.Dark Shadows -- 44.Cherries of a `Traitor -- 45.Britain's Cherry Boom -- 46.Ingram's `Royal' Cherries -- 47.The Somei-yoshino Renaissance -- pt. Seven Cherries of Reconciliation -- 48.A Garden of Memories -- 49.A Peaceful Death -- 50.The Grange after Ingram -- 51.Home and Abroad -- 52.The Next Generation of Sakuramori -- 53.Cherries of Reconciliation -- Epilogue -- 54.Millennia Trees -- 55.The Great Wall of Cherry Blossoms -- Appendices -- A.Key cherry varieties and wild cherry names -- B.Cherry blossom viewing locations
Control code
000065171161
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xix, 380 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781524733575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP15564919
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)1042098724
Label
The sakura obsession : the incredible story of the plant hunter who saved Japan's cherry blossoms, Naoko Abe
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Translated by the author"--Dust jacket
  • "This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso
  • "Originally published in Japan in different form as 'Cherry Ingram : the English saviour of Japan's cherry blossoms' by Iwanami Shoten, Tokyo, in 2016. This translation simultaneously published as '"Cherry" Ingram: the Englishman who saved Japan's blossoms' in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Vintage Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House Ltd., London"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. One The Birth of a Dream -- 1.Family Ties -- 2.Mayfair-by-the-Sea -- 3.Triumphs and Tragedies -- 4.Enforced Seclusion -- 5.Japan Beckons -- 6.The Rising Sun -- 7.The Birds and the Bees -- 8.Ingram's War -- 9.Birth of a Dream -- pt. Two Creation and Collection -- 10.Twin Quests -- 11.The Dejima Doctors -- 12.Hunting Plants -- 13.Creation and Collection -- 14.The Hokusai Connection -- pt. Three Saving the Sakura -- 15.The Pilgrimage -- 16.Twin Pines -- 17.Cherry Meccas -- 18.Guardian of the Cherries -- 19.Wild-Cherry Hunting -- 20.Saving the Sakura -- 21.Ingram's Warning -- pt. Four Taihaki/s Homecoming -- 22.The Restoration Quest -- 23.Taihaku's Homecoming -- 24.Gambling with Success -- 25.A Fairy-Tale Garden -- 26.`Obscene' Kanzan -- 27.The Cherry Evangelist -- 28.Darwin Versus the Church -- 29.The Sounds of War -- pt. Five Falling Blossoms -- 30.Cherry Blossom Brothers -- 31.Flowers of Mass Destruction -- 32.Emperor Worship --
  • Contents note continued: 33.The Sakura Ideology -- 34.The Somei-yoshino Invasion -- 35.100 Million People, One Spirit -- 36.The Cherry and the Kamikaze -- 37.Falling Blossoms -- 38.Tome's Story -- pt. Six Dark Shadows -- 39.Children at War -- 40.Black Christmas -- 41.Protecting Benenden -- 42.Ornamental Cherries -- 43.Dark Shadows -- 44.Cherries of a `Traitor -- 45.Britain's Cherry Boom -- 46.Ingram's `Royal' Cherries -- 47.The Somei-yoshino Renaissance -- pt. Seven Cherries of Reconciliation -- 48.A Garden of Memories -- 49.A Peaceful Death -- 50.The Grange after Ingram -- 51.Home and Abroad -- 52.The Next Generation of Sakuramori -- 53.Cherries of Reconciliation -- Epilogue -- 54.Millennia Trees -- 55.The Great Wall of Cherry Blossoms -- Appendices -- A.Key cherry varieties and wild cherry names -- B.Cherry blossom viewing locations
Control code
000065171161
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xix, 380 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781524733575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP15564919
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)1042098724

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