A ROSE CALLED 'PEACE'
Drawings and photos made in 21 to 25 May 2012 by Vladimir Tamari. While sketching this beautiful rose the horticulturalist in charge of the prize roses garden located in a school in Setagaya, Tokyo, told me it was called ‘Peace’. All images are of the same rose except the black pencil drawing and the watercolor below it, which were of other roses on the same bush. The last photo is a stereo pair that can be seen in 3D by crossing one's eyes slightly.
The rose was bred in France by Francis Meilland and named "Madame A. Meilland" after his mother. When the Nazis invaded France, cuttings of the rose were sent to different countries to insure its survival. At the end of the war it was renamed "Peace" and was offered to each of the founding members of the UN .