Etegami or Japanese style picture postcards I have received from friends.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Ainu folk tales.
This card from Debbie is one of her series illustrating Ainu folk tales. Debbie has dedicated herself to preserving the Ainu lore and translating it into English to reach a wider audience. The Ainu are the native folk of Japan and are considered to be quite different but sadly their culture as are so many indigenous cultures, is dying out, absorbed into the wider Japanese culture. Some of her workd are included in her Sketchbook Project book currently doing the rounds of American libraries.