Members of the Taira samurai clan, who lived near present-day Tokyo, adopted the name Chiba, meaning one-thousand leaves, in the late Heian period. They settled in the Chiba province, leaving their mark in name and culture. Samurai houses remain from the late Edo period, and terraced rice fields continue to flourish with only rainwater. Trees surround the temples, changing from summer greens to autumn golds. Hand-block printed and layered with color, Chiba captures the complex beauty of nature in motion, akin to wind moving through a forest.