Kamisaka Sekka Boxed Notecards
20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
Printed on recycled paper
Published with the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture
Box size: 5.375 x 7.375 x 1.5 in.
Card size: 5 x 7 in.
Kamisaka Sekka (Japanese, 1866–1942)—an exponent of the Rimpa school, which can be traced to 17th-century Kyoto—produced a number of print collections, none greater than Chigusa, usually translated as “one thousand grasses.” This remarkable set of 54 woodblock prints in three volumes was published in 1899 and 1900. The series—featured in this set of notecards—is whimsical and eclectic, suggesting an artist’s sketchbook: the stylized view of the moon clutched at by snowy branches follows a playfully decorative snapshot of discarded fans and the lakeside willow and cherry blossom.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Willow and cherry blossom, from One Thousand Grasses, volume one, 1903 edition
Moon over snowy branches, from One Thousand Grasses, volume one, 1903 edition
Takao, from One Thousand Grasses, volume one, 1903 edition
The first sunrise, from One Thousand Grasses, volume two, 1903 edition