Ohara Shoson specialized in Japanese woodblock prints, particularly kacho-e (bird-and-flower pictures). The four prints included in this set of keepsake boxed notecards show how meticulously he rendered both animals and nature, adding embossed detail in lieu of inking a design when necessary. Contains 4 each of the following images: Kingfisher and Iris (Hanashobu ni hisui), 1926 Camellia and Rice Birds (Tsubaki ni shirobuncho), 1929 Skylark and Peach Blossoms (Toka ni Hibari), published 1931 Plum Blossoms and Bullfinch (Baiha ni Uguisu), published 1931.
16 assorted blank notecards (4 each of 4 designs) with envelopes.
Paper-wrapped decorative box with hinged closure.
Printed in full color on recycled paper with soy based inks.
High-quality 250 gsm card stock.
Soft white envelopes.
A2 card size.
Published with the Toledo Museum of Art.
Box size: 5 x 6.25 x 1.25 in.
Card size: 4.25 x 5.5 in.