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Hobonichi – Tomitaro Makino: Koshinso | A6 Techo Cover


This cover fits an A6 size Hobonichi Techo book. It has a simple structure with a hook to hold a pen by its clip. Dr. Tomitaro Makino’s botanical illustration of the Koshinso flower is printed on a cotton material. Look inside the outer back pocket to find a secret message: a quote by Makino translated into English.

About Dr Tomitaro Makino

Born April 24, 1862 in present-day Sakawa Town, Kochi Prefecture. Raised in the rich natural surroundings of Tosa City, he began to study botany independently as a young child. Moved to Tokyo and devoted himself to botanical research through the Department of Botany at Tokyo University’s Faculty of Science.
Founded “The Botanical Magazine” with a close friend; they collaborated to publish their discovery of the flowering plant Yamatogusa in 1889. Collected over 400000 specimens during his 94-year lifespan, and named over 1500 discovered species. Known as the “Father of Japanese Botany.”

This is a cover only and does not include the Techo book.

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