I have been desperately searching for images from the Edo period, epitomised by the art of Ukiyo-e, which means Floating World. These are the archetypical images of flowing waves, tiny wooden houses, graceful flowing garments on Geisha, and sumo wrestlers. All the postcards here are for Christmas at the moment, and these traditional images are covered in glitter. There are books, but they are in Japanese characters, so I wouldn’t be able to read them. I have, however, indulged myself and have ordered a pack of Ukiyo-e Tarot cards, which are now out of print. Please don’t ask what I paid for them! Hopefully they will be waiting for me when I get back. Popular Japanese animation shows the comic-book illustrations that we are familiar with on Pokamon cards (don’t know if that spelling is correct), where the characters are Westernised. The ancient drawings are so beautiful. Take a look if you are interested.
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