Thursday, October 15, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday

My computer is full of "borrowed" images. The Internet is a gift box chocked full of any and every sort of beautiful picture, artwork, painting, photograph....postcard you could ever think to go in search of.

I saved these images of Japanese postcard backs because I thought the lettering was beautiful.





Sorry, I have no idea if the orientation is right side up or upside down. Please enjoy the beauty of the characters and color.

Happy PFF.

21 comments:

  1. I think you have them going in the right direction, but then what do I know. These are beautiful cards. Happy PFF!

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  2. Oh my, what a nice surprise for me! Yes, Stephanie. All of them you put in the very right direction, upside down. I can easily read them. My collection covers many cards I had received from my japanese friends. Zembu subarashii yo. Ki ni irimashita:)

    Ja mata ne.

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  3. I always think Japanese and Chinese script, and others of that type, is so beautiful and artistic - though I can't read a word. Lovely.

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  4. The writting are beautiful.
    There are some similarity in between Chinese & Japanese font.
    I can read some of the words :)

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  5. The writting are beautiful.
    There are some similarity in between Chinese & Japanese font.
    I can read some of the words :)

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  6. This is lovely; they are an art in themselves.;)
    First I thought they are facing the wrong direction, but I think they are actually completely correct.;)Now if we only knew what the writing said.;)
    Have a great Friday!;)
    xoxo

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  7. I didn't realize that their postcards were oriented that way for writing and reading.

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  8. I agree with you about the Japanese writing being intresting. I also think Chinese and even the Arabic writing is intrigueing. At an auction I found a diary that had Arabic writing in it. I wanted to know what it said so bad. The items being sold were of a college student that left their items in a storage unit. I bet the college student was homesick and went home and left all the contents of their apartment in storage. At least that is the story I made up in my head. This was way before internet was a common tool to use for sleuthing.

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  9. Hi Stephanie, Slowly working my way back t blogging and catching up.

    I love Japanese and Chinese Characters. The flow of their brush is awesome to watch.

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  10. These are lovely ... too bad we can't read them! They make wonderful patterns.

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  11. These are very nice!

    Also, I recieved your postcard yesterday. What a beautiful picture! Thanks so much! I LOVE it!!! I'm looking forward to posting it on an upcoming PFF!

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  12. Oh they make a lovely photo just as they are .. laid out so nicely ..

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  13. steviewren, you are absolutely right! They are amazing! I have posters framed around my house with Chinese/Japanese writing on them along with a beautiful watercolor! :)

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  14. Oh...very nice! Wouldn't that make lovely tissue paper or wrapping?

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  15. beautiful - I could see this as a wall hanging

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  16. Wow--that is extraordinary! How beautiful. Thank you for sharing these unusual postcards!

    Happy PFF!

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  17. wonderful japanese calligraphy. they make a quirky wallpaper.

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  18. I love Chinese and Japanese characters. I often wonder how on earth you set about learning it. The same goes for Arabic, though I believe that does follow sounds.

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