Local art from a trip long ago...

Category: What on Earth!?

These are lovely. I don't know anything about them. I do know that the previous owners took a trip to Japan in the 1930's.

I wish I could read the characters in Japanese...I don't know if there is a signature here or a story.

(Click on any image to enlarge it.)

So if anyone out there can deciphers these...we are curious about what they say.

Japanese pictures of "the floating world" were beloved by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Japanese influence in some of his work emphasizes the simple elegance and organic sensibilities of his design. I would love to take a roadtrip like this one.

I do not believe that these are pictures of the same era as "the floating world." Still, I find them charming.

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