A sacred lotus with a oblique view off the leaf and a tightly closed bud and an open flower by Ogawa Kazumasa. Such gorgeous saturated color. Kazumasa was born into a samurai family at the time when Japan’s self-imposed 250-year isolation for the West was ending and was the first Japanese to study art abroad. According to Wikipedia and historians, Ogawa Kazumasa, also known as Ogawa Kazuma or Ogawa Isshin, was a Japanese photographer, printer and publisher who was a pioneer in photomechanical printing and photography in the Meiji era. Lotus Kit includes a 9″ x 14.5″ on 14, 16 or 18 mesh mono deluxe needlepoint canvas and all the easy-to-use, pretty silk threads and needed to complete. Please indicate your mesh preference in the note section at checkout. We will send the more popular 14 count if you do not provide a preference. Available in alternate sizes.