Postcard from Japan: UKIYOEon September 8, 2011 at 3:02 PM
Two weeks ago, I received this lovely postcard from one of my favorite countries in the world. My fellow mommy blogger and post card enthusiast, Clarissa Sasaki sent it to me at this new address. I was really very happy.
I remember before, a postcard was given to my father by one of the Japanese interns who had taken on the job training at the Tahanan, where my father was detailed and it was truly lovely. Only, there was no explanation or writing on the postcard because apparently, the student who gave it did not have any knowledge or the English language. Good thing that this card that I received is well explained by Mommy Clang.
She wrote on the back of the card that this is actually a Japanese Wood block print that is called UKIYOE. “Ukiyo” means, “Life of Citizens”. And “E” means, “painting”. So the one she sent me is actually a painting of a Kabuki actor and it was by Toyokumi. I truly appreciate the knowledge passed on by this simple vehicle called the postcard.. Somehow, you get to have a taste of Japan in every card you get.. This is actually my first from Japan, and I am excited to get more..
Below are the stamps at the back of this postcard: