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Haiku Poem by Issa (1763-1827)

Haiku Poem by Issa (1763-1827)

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Date: 1900~
Creator: Saitô Shôshû
Description: The top half of the postcard contains a depiction of a person on their knees with a wide-eyed expression and shoes on their hands. The poem is written along the bottom edge of the picture and the right edge of the postcard. The bottom half is empty.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Haiku Poem by Buson (1716-1783)

Haiku Poem by Buson (1716-1783)

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Date: 1900~
Creator: Saitô Shôshû
Description: The poem is written in white text on the top and left edges of the postcard. The top two-thirds of the vertically oriented postcard contains a depiction of a standing rat wearing a robe and holding a sword under his arm.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Goddess of Flowers

Goddess of Flowers

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Date: unknown
Creator: Nakamura Fusetsu
Description: A woman drops flowers from a basket. She's in the foreground and wears a long flowing simple gown. Her hair is down and long. Behind her is a body of water and to her right is landscape.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Landscape in Black and Green

Landscape in Black and Green

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Date: 1900/1912~
Creator: Saitô Shôshû
Description: The vertically oriented postcard depicts a landscape with a black sky and a floating insert for the message. The color of the card stock is beige and the printing is in two colors, green and black.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
The Moon at Sodegaura in Shinagawa

The Moon at Sodegaura in Shinagawa

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Date: 1905~
Creator: Nakamura Fusetsu
Description: Six people canoe in the foreground with another boat in the middle ground and the background some landscape. A half-moon is visible in the sky. There is some Japanese text in the lower right hand corner of the postcard.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
The West: Sparrows in the Park in Paris

The West: Sparrows in the Park in Paris

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Date: 1905~
Creator: Nakamura Fusetsu
Description: A woman and two young boys watch the small birds on the ground in front of them. The tones of the postcard are brown with some green and blue muted tones included. The brush strokes are washy and loose.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Mandarin Ducks

Mandarin Ducks

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Date: 1900/1912~
Creator: Saitô Shôshû
Description: The postcard consists of six panels in which two duck silhouettes meet, closer frame by frame. The ground of the card is a cream color and the postcard is printed in two dark shades of brown.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Two Women Enjoying a Summer Evening

Two Women Enjoying a Summer Evening

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Date: 1905~
Creator: Uemura Shoen
Description: Two women wearing soft head coverings are looking to their right while a small cage hangs behind their right shoulders. The wind appears to be blowing and the woman in the foreground holds a decorated fan.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
New Year's Card: Sacred Rocks

New Year's Card: Sacred Rocks

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Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: unknown
Description: In this horizontally oriented postcard two rock formations are joined by a bridge. Atop the larger formation on the left side of the postcard is a gate. A red stamp is in the upper right corner of the postcard as well as some Japanese text.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Man Playing Go

Man Playing Go

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Date: 1900/1912~
Creator: unknown
Description: A seated man plays a game. The colors of the postcard are muted blue and beige on a brown ground.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Spring Festival at the Onsen

Spring Festival at the Onsen

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Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: unknown
Description: A formal celebration is depicted in pink, gold, gray and black. The ground of the postcard is blue gray. Some Japanese text is in an inset on the monument. The scene is at an angle on the card and the picture is partially visible as well.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
New Year's Card: Going to Shimonoseki

New Year's Card: Going to Shimonoseki

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Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: S. Riyo
Description: A man and woman are seen from behind while the man carries many packages. The woman walks in front of him and she wears a black and white striped stole, a red hat and a green coat with fur trim. There is some red Japanese text in the lower left corner of the postcard and in the upper left an inset with blue Japanese text.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
New Year's Card: Modern Woman Arranging her Hair in Front of Mirror

New Year's Card: Modern Woman Arranging her Hair in Front of Mirror

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Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: Atsuo
Description: A woman dressed in a kimono arranges her hair in front of a mirror. There is some Japanese text in the upper right corner of the postcard. The woman's kimono has a modern geometric design on it.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
New Year's Card: Card Game

New Year's Card: Card Game

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Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: S. Riyo
Description: The vertically oriented postcard depicts an aerial view of a woman in a kimono playing a card game. She is seated and her opponent is partially seen in silhouette. The ground of the card is a pale blue. There is some Japanese text in red in the upper right hand corner of the postcard. The woman's kimono includes the card suits, spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
New Year's Card: Dancing Couple

New Year's Card: Dancing Couple

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Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: S. Riyo
Description: A couple dances in this vertically oriented postcard. The woman is wearing a kimono and the man seen behind her is in black. The style of the rendering is reminiscent of Art Deco. Some Japanese text is in the lower right corner of the postcard. The ground of the card is a light blue.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
New Year's Card: Woman Playing Golf

New Year's Card: Woman Playing Golf

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Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: Atsuo
Description: The front of the postcard is decorated with a woman in a modern striped dress, hat and scarf, swinging a golf club.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
New Year's Card: Women with Silhouetted Man in Top Hat

New Year's Card: Women with Silhouetted Man in Top Hat

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Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: S. Riyo
Description: The vertically oriented postcard depicts two women in clothing stylish in the 1920s. In the lower right hand corner is a silhouette of a man in a top hat. The shadows of the women are sharply delineated behind them. There is some Japanese text in the upper right hand corner of the postcard.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Japanese Postcard

Japanese Postcard

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Date: unknown
Creator: Asai, Chū
Description: The postcard depicts three figures in the foreground who appear to be at odds with each other. In the background are two large snowmen like figures.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
New Year's Card: Silhouetted Woman under Lanterns

New Year's Card: Silhouetted Woman under Lanterns

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Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: Atsuo
Description: A woman in modern dress and hat holds a mask and stands underneath three lanterns. A stark black silhouette is behind the woman. Her dress is yellow, orange, blue and light green stripes on the skirt and decorated with flowers at the waist.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
New Year's Card with Women in Au Courant Fashion with Cityscape

New Year's Card with Women in Au Courant Fashion with Cityscape

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Date: 1932
Creator: Atsuo Tanaka & Co.
Description: The vertically oriented postcard features two standing women in winter clothes in the foreground and in the background a cityscape is implied with a few short black lines. The year 1932 and a salutation in Japanese are in the upper right hand corner of the postcard.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Soldier in a Parody of Benkei

Soldier in a Parody of Benkei

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Date: 1905
Creator: Asai Chu
Description: This vertically oriented postcard depicts a soldier shoveling. Weapons and tools are on his back and his facial expression is fierce and angry. The ground of the card is a tan with no background setting indicated.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Haiku Poem by Onitsura (1660-1738)

Haiku Poem by Onitsura (1660-1738)

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 1900~
Creator: Saitô Shôshû
Description: The postcard depicts a woman raising her veil to look at the flower blossoms on the trees. The sky is a dark blue and the bottom half of the postcard is blank.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Gentleman's Daughter

Gentleman's Daughter

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Date: unknown
Creator: Tomioka Eisen
Description: The top half of the vertically oriented postcard depicts a woman leaning out of a window and looking to her right. In English text along the bottom is inscribed, Gentleman's Daughter. The woman is wearing a kimono and her hair is decorated with a flower, a ribbon, and two other trinkets.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Illuminated Sign "Bayer Aspirin" in Central Osaka

Illuminated Sign "Bayer Aspirin" in Central Osaka

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: unknown
Description: The vertically oriented postcard depicts a neon Bayer Aspirin sign above a building with a silhouette of people below. The sky is dark and the only illumination is the sign and the interior of the building. A few stars twinkle in the sky and some Japanese text runs along the bottom.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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