This rich array of exquisite designs includes all the most popular Japanese motifs. Ferocious dragons with scaly skins, cranes with wide-spread wings, as well as tigers, phoenixes, and peacocks abound; so do lush peonies and many other flowers, plants, and animal designs. Geometric, abstract, and allover patterns are also included. More than 130 dazzling, royalty-free images -- reproduced from rare nineteenth-century portfolios -- are ideal for direct use in art and craft projects. They'll also serve as a wondereful source of inspiration for any design work calling for authentic Japanese flavor.