Ashmolean Museum Oxford

Ashmolean Cranes Journal


This journal is perfect for personal use and makes a dazzling gift. The journal features the Ashmolean's Cranes, Cycads and Wisteria by Nishimura Sozaemon XII.

Part of a series of exciting and luxurious notebooks by Flame Tree. They combine high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. 

This beautiful hanging was presented to the Ashmolean Museum in 1958 by Sir Herbert Ingram, who travelled to Japan on his honeymoon in 1908. In Japanese culture the crane represents good fortune and longevity and is known as 'the bird of happiness' - a fitting subject for a newly-married couple. 

176 ruled pages, pocket ribbon and magnetic closure.

Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 1.7cm