Denchū Somei-Ōji Chrysanthemum culture guide
During the Kouka period (1844-1848) Tokyo Shiryō Collection 823-S1

The cultivation of chrysanthemums began flourishing around the start of the Edo period, and in the middle of the period, it became so popular that competitive new type of the flower shows were held. During the 19th century, it became popular to create figures of people, birds and animals out of chrysanthemums.