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Kawahara Keiga (1786-1860) was given permission to document local life for the Dutch trading house in Dejima, making him one of the few Japanese permitted to enter the Nagasaki island when it was the sole location of Japan’s trade with the West. He became an associate of Philipp Franz von Siebold, a doctor and natural historian, and produced numerous plant illustrations for him while also learning Western-style artistic techniques.

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