Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Motorcycles and Hares



Some recent cards sent to Postcrossers. The Dallas postcard depicting JFK and Jackie just before the assassination went to a Postcrosser in the Czech Republic. His profile indicated that he loved motorcycles. The motorcade was the only motorcycle card I had in my vast collection of postcards. Alas, I only received a prefunctory acknowledge of receipt. No doubt JFK didn't even register with this person in a distant country, and he was probably born eons after that tragic day.

The antics of rabbits and frogs went to a Postcrosser in the Netherlands who loves hares and the idea of postcrossing spreading the love around the globe. I echo her sentiments about postcrossing. The card is from the Kyoto screen paintings titled choju giga or frolicking animals. Thought to be ink brush paintings of the 12th century, the artist is unknown. I've always loved these animal images and had the pleasure of visiting the Suntory Museum in Tokyo a number of years ago when these screens and related ones were on display. 

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