Saturday, 4 October 2014

Japan: Ukiyo-e

Today I got four postcards: one from Japan and three from France.

The card from Japan shows a traditional Ukiyo-e image by Yoshu Chikanobu. Ukiyo-e is a genre of woodblock prints and paintings having flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. Ukiyo-e means "pictures of the floating World".

With a nice matching stamp:
Ukiyo-e (from set of ten) (issued 01-08-2014)
The stamp shows an image by Kitagawa Utamaro.

Thank You very much Keiko!

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