Three of five posts (I hate Blogger….)

by Renae

See, blogger, this is all I really want to do. I want an easy way to share my photos and text about them with…well, whomever is interested. But you make is sooooooooo hard to do. Your way takes way too long. I can’t wait till someone else figures out how to provide what I need…it’ll be C-YA! 🙂

Now, on to the cards 🙂

1. Pictorial map of Japan, from my sister. As a professor at the University of Tampa, she took a group of students to Japan this past summer. And she brought back lots of postcards for us! This is such an interesting map; the text on the back says, in several languages: May this be a good guide for your trip. 🙂

2. Map of Maryland, also from my sister from one of her many trips to DC. Perfect for my map-card collection! 🙂

3. Maiko at Golden Pavilion. This is so beautiful! Back of the card says, “Maiko dancers on wooden clogs share a paper umbrella. Hanging down on their back are silk obi sashes with elaborate embroidery.” Thanks agin to my sister….

4. Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto. This shows what looks like monks — or their Japanese equivalents 🙂 The card is wrapped in its own little baggie, which also has text and a price tag. The baggie says, “A collection of beautiful picture.” It was purchased at ITO-YA for (I guess!) 158 yen? Very beautiful 🙂

5. Osaka. Back of card says, “Dontonbori in Osaka.” I assume that means downtown borough, or something like that 🙂 The card is also in a little baggie, but without the price tag and text on it. But that’s ok..the image is spectacular! I love busy street scenes, and this sure is one! Look at all the lights and signs…and the moon in the sky and the canal or river or waterway. I even see a Coca-Cola sign on one of the buildings in the foregroup on the right 🙂

6. Minato Mirai 21 with Mt. Fuji. What a spectacular view! I would love to see this with my own eyes someday. Lovely!

7. Hiroshima package 1: A-bomb Dome and River Cruise, Hiroshima. My sister was lucky enough to be able to attend a special Hiroshima anniversary celebration at which the Prime Minister of Japan spoke. And she and her group lucked into seats right up front! This card comes from a package of 4 Hiroshima cards she sent me, all pacakaged together in a lovely envelope. My husband scanned everything…but because I can only upload 10 at a time…and because moving things around here is so painful (thanks again, blogger!)…I’m not going to be able to show you them altogether. You will see two of the Hiroshima cards from that package in this post, and then the other two, PLUS the envelope, in the next post (or so I hope!). I have labeled them so you know which go with the package. As for this image, this dome is apparently all that was standing after the bomb went off in Hiroshima.

8. Japanese ad card. I have no idea what it’s for or what it says… but I like it anyway 🙂

9. Hiroshima Package 2: Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Island. I’m not sure of the significance of this. But it is lovely.

10. Japanese ad card, “Transient Flowers.” For “Morita Bungo illustration exhibition, “Girlfriends of DOUGHNUT PLANT vol.4” Check it out on the Web, here! This is an awesome, colorful card 🙂

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