One of the most remarkable developments of figure sculpture in modern Japan was due to Matsumoto Kisaburo (1830-1869).
Without scientific training 01 any kind Matsumoto and his followers produced works in which the eye of science cannot detect any error.
A considerable school of carvers soon began to work in the Matsumoto style, and hundreds of their pi-oductions have gone to Europe and America, finding no market in Japan.
Midway between the Matsumoto school and the pure style approved by the native taste in former times stand a number of wood-carvers headed by Takamura KOun, who The Semi- occupies in the field of sculpture much the same place ign as that held by Hashimoto Gaho in the realm of 00.
Fresh Cut Flowers Presently, the Oakland Flower Market offers over 50 varieties of fresh cut flowers each week, including roses, tulips, carnations, orchids, freesias, tropicals, lilies, gladioli, snapdragons, liatris and matsumoto asters.