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Eight Shadow Figures by Utagawa Hiroshige, 1842 - Postcard

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Eight Shadow Figures by Utagawa Hiroshige - 1842.

Our postcards are printed on high quality card stock and dispatched worldwide.

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"The three prints in Hiroshige's New Edition of Shadow Making series were probably considered omocha-e (toy pictures) intended for children. Creating shadows through hand gestures was a common pastime for children, and such pictures would have helped them build their repertoire. The eight patterns presented here (clockwise from upper right) are a turtle on a rock, a man wearing a Chinese-style hat, a rabbit, a shachihoko (a legendary creature with the head of a dragon and the body of a dolphin), an owl, a fox, a snail and a crow. Three include written instructions on how to make the shadows move: "open your fingers within your sleeve to move the owl's wings," "draw up your knee for the fox's back," "move the chopsticks up and down [snail]." - The Minneapolis Institute of Art

 

£1.50 GBP

GREETING CARDS: Gorgeous high-quality greeting cards for any and every occasion. We've birthday cards, Christmas cards, cards for love and cards that simply say 'I'm thinking of you'.

Specifications:

Printed on high-quality 330 GSM Fedrigoni card
FSC certified
Recyclable

WRAPPING PAPER: Our unique Giclée wrapping paper is recyclable and FSC accredited.

Specifications:
95gsm satin finish paper
Available as sheets or rolls
Cuts smoothly and folds easily
Excellent print quality
FSC accredited

Shipping: All wrapping paper is shipped in a poster tube - we use rigid spiral-wound cardboard tubes. 

POSTCARDS - Fine art postcards:

Premium press printed bespoke postcards.

Size: 6x4"

Each one is individually printed on premium 324gsm Mohawk card. 

We include an envelope with each card, giving you the option to send them  gifts - to sit on the mantlepiece as smaller works of art.

 

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