Still roaming around the wonderful, but unfortunately named, Japanese National Diet Library, savoring the images.
Ah, those evocative Edo paintings, that cobalt blue.
Sublime Zen simplicity, such a mastery of that Buddhist
there <--> not there
play of existing and not existing.
A children's book illustration with poppies and poppy pods. That child looks a bit oppressed by the flowers. Maybe it's one of those Little Shop of Horrors ones.
I love old story books, especially ones with Asian tales.
Charming to see Dr. Doolittle in Japanese.
I like the dreamy quality of this illustration, not too much detail, room for imagining.
Lovely starkness. Fresh and lean.
Deco elegant minimalism.
I wish I'd seen the world when it wasn't so American, been an explorer then.
Love those skeletal ship silhouettes.
Such a robustly yellow fruit. After finding this I dug into a most delectable pineapple that had been ripening on the fridge top, juicy, fragrant and satisfying.