Canary and Cabbage Leaves (Oriental Art) - Rakusan Tsuchiya - Framed Plate - 12"H x 16"W
Five Birds in a Pine Tree (Oriental Art) - Rakusan Tsuchiya - Framed Plate - 12"H x 16"W
Rakusan Tsuchiya (Born Kouzou Tsuchiya) was a Japanese artist. He had other "artist names" which included Rakuzan Koushisei, Koushisei, Rakusan, Rakuzan.
He is known for his beautiful and refined nature studies and he studied under the great Kyoto artist Seiho Takeuchi.
The Atlantic canary (Serinus canaria) is known worldwide simply as wild canary. It is also called the island canary, canary or common canary, is a small passerine bird belonging to the genus Serinus in the finch family, Fringillidae.
The bird is named after the Canary Islands, the islands' name is derived from the Latin name canariae insulae ("islands of dogs") used by Arnobius, referring to the large dogs kept by the inhabitants of the islands.
Cabbage or headed cabbage (Brassica oleracea) is a leafy green or purple biennial plant, grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads.
It is difficult to trace the exact history of cabbage, but it was most likely domesticated somewhere in Europe before 1000 BC. By the Middle Ages, it had become a prominent part of European cuisine.
The word brassica derives from bresic, a Celtic word for cabbage. Many European and Asiatic names for cabbage are derived from the Celtic root cap or kap, meaning "head". The late Middle English word cabbage derives from the word caboche ("head"), from the Picard dialect of Old French.
Through the centuries, "cabbage" and its derivatives have been used as slang for numerous items, occupations and activities. "cabbage-head" means a fool or stupid person