The Yellow eyed boys by Paul Jacoulet, a Japanophile.  This postcard really intrigued me because it confirmed my strange happening with some Japanese boys I taught at a university a few years ago.  (I’d always thought that Japanese have dark brown eyes.  In fact, the vast majority don’t.  In the light, they are regular brown.)  Once, a guy looked directly at me and it was so intense (nothing sexual just the light!).  His boys were not brown but a kind of amber pierce.  In natural light they would seem brown but I’ve encountered this on a few occasions.  It is the look of the samurai!!!  This postcard captures it perfectly.  The colour is amber and it is a very strange colour!  Hypnotic …

The yellow eyed boys by Paul Jacoulet

Ground Cherries Sudden Shower by Kuniyoshi Utagawa 1842 aka physalis.  My mum used to have quite a relationship with physalis!!  Fruit level, mind …

Ground Cherries Sudden Shower by Kuniyoshi Utagawa 1842

Early European ship by Sumio Kawakami 1939 – interesting interpretation by a Japanese and a little out of date!  Anyway, very nice woodcut.

Early European ship by Sumio Kawakami 1939

Mount Fuji dramatic – whoops, forgot to look at the back of the postcard to see who did it.  Or even ask the museum shop attendant who the artist was.  It’s in Kanji so must be Japanese.

Mount Fuji dramatic

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