Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ohtsu-E


Ohtsu is the capital city of Shiga prefecture, Japan. It is famous for Japan's largest Lake Biwa. Unknown to me was that the people in Ohtsu have produced Ukiyoe-like pictures of their own since Edo era. I imitated one of them to make this efuto.
- MT

4 comments:

berenice said...

hi Masanobu

it is very nice to read about Japanese traditions that are unknown to me through your blog, I had to 'Google' what Ukiyoe art was and found this link http://www.wahooya.com/ukiyoe/index.html

now I understand better your lovely efuto, which is another Japanese tradition I didn't know existed until I read your blog too

thanks for sharing all these neat cultural experiences via your colorful great efutos and words

salutes from warm California :)

Masanobu said...

berenice,

It is very nice to get feedback from a Mishima-lover living across the Pacific. How is your Greenpeace work going?

berenice said...

thanks Masanobu, it's a pleasure to read and admire your work too

as for my Greenpeace work, well, i must confess i haven't done anything too productive in that area, but at least I carry my tote bags to every store here in the US in order to use NO more plastic bags, and i am giving away some of this recyclable bags to my friends as well... also I finally switched to recycled paper for all my home use, tissue paper, 'kleenex', and paper towels, i've been buying recycled paper, it's very little effort, but looking forward in the future to do something more, will keep you posted :)

Masanobu said...

berenice,

I am doing the same: no plastic bags, no kleenex, and using "eco-bags." How about plastic bottles?