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Geisha And Japanese Costume Postcards

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Posted 04/19/2014   07:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampfan9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
All are unused:

















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Posted 04/19/2014   08:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Horamkhet to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi stampfan9
The first is a Geisha Girl, but all the others I would say are actors, (Male) depicting characters from Noh Plays.

The roles are always played by males

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Posted 04/19/2014   09:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Horamkhet, Thanks for the info. The Geisha girl postcard is from the artwork of a noted Japanese wood-block printing artist.
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Posted 04/19/2014   10:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Horamkhet to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi stampfan9

Keep you eye out for some of the early Japanese postcards, where the Kimonos are actually made of fabric, being silk.
They are not common. My wife has some, but she can not find them at present. When she does, I will post them for you to see.
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Posted 04/21/2014   10:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Horamkhet, Thanks and appreciation.
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Posted 10/17/2017   03:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm resuscitating this thread to show off a couple of kawaii ehagaki (cute picture postcards) from my own collection:




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Posted 10/17/2017   10:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
erilaz, your cards are so very nice.
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Posted 10/17/2017   10:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you! When I saw both of them at WESTPEX (different years, different dealers), I absolutely had to buy them. And luckily for me, neither one cost very much.

Not a postcard, but similarly irresistible: I bought this telephone card from a stamp dealer in Tokyo's Asakusa district ten years ago:

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Posted 01/09/2018   9:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add funbaldguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome cards, thank you for sharing!
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Posted 01/23/2018   9:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just got another nice one (but with the stamp unfortunately removed):



The scene of pretty girls in kimono under the cherry blossoms contrasts with the harsh reality described on the other side of the card. A lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve, stationed in Nagoya three months after the end of World War II, writes, "All is very peaceful over here, but the cities are wrecks and the people are living very hard lives."

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Posted 03/25/2018   02:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just bought this postcard this afternoon, at a nearby antique shop. I visited the place in the photo, Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto, three years ago.


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Great colors. Very striking card.
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Posted 07/06/2018   12:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just got another one, from 1906:


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Posted 01/06/2019   02:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's one that I picked up today: Nagasaki to San Francisco, 1909.

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Posted 04/29/2019   11:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I bought two more Saturday afternoon at WESTPEX.



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Posted 04/30/2019   02:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ClassicPhilatelist to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I saw dozens of these yesterday at the 2019 JAPEX spring stamp show. Still going on through tomorrow.
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