Masanobu Kudo

Masanobu Kudo (1924~96) An expert on flowers, trees, and plants, he made contributions to numerous publications on flower arranging and Japanese gardens. He edited Sakutei no Jiten (Encyclopedia of Garden Making) with Mr. Seike, and held a degree in East Asian history from Kyoto University. He also helped found the avant-garde Ohara school of flower arranging and in 1969 became the director of the Japan Ikebana Arts Association.