Murakami Shodo: Peonies Boxed Small Notecards
10 blank notecards with envelopes in an acetate-topped box
Printed on recycled paper
Published with USC Pacific Asia Museum
Box size: 4 x 5.625 x .875 in.
Card size: 3.5 x 5 in.
Murakami Shodo (Japanese, 1776–1841)
The delicate beauty of peonies is perfectly portrayed in this print by Edo-period artist Murakami Shodo. Even though peonies are not native to Japan, they have long been the subjects of traditional Japanese artworks. The flowers are associated with summer and symbolize good fortune, bravery, and honor.