The Japanese name for a traditional red colorant obtained from the four o'clock plant Mirabilis jalapa.
Synonyms and Related Terms
four o'clock; marvel-of-Peru; beauty-of-the-night
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "four-o'clock- " Encyclopædia Britannica [Accessed March 5, 2002].
- R.Feller, M.Curran, C.Bailie, 'Identification of Traditional Organic Colorants Employed in Japanese Prints and Determination of their Rates of Fading', Japanese Woodblock Prints, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, 1984