Thursday, March 22, 2007

Art card - Ukiyoe, by Hokusai Katsushika

This lovely official postcrossing card is a welcome addition to my collection--thanks to Hiromi with the beautiful handwriting! :) She tells me that ukiyoe is "old Japanese art."

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Ukiyo-e is actually translated something like "Pictures of the floating world"

Pretty popular subjects for the prints were kabuki actors, geisha, erotic "shunga" prints, etc. Landscapes came a little later and certainly Hokusai was a master of those. ;) The card is nice.