Friday, August 4, 2017

Postcrossing card with some nifty Haruka Makita artwork

My recent bundle of Postcrossing arrivals in the mailbox included this beautiful postcard from Motoko in Japan. Deploying some of the best print handwriting I've seen in ages, she wrote the following:
I am MOTOKO. I live in Japan, KANAZAWA city.
My city is an old castle town.
Small but lovely city.
Japan is mid summer.
Today is very hot and wetty.
I like autumn wind and
blue sky. So I longing
cool wind. :)
Have a nice day!
I prefer autumn, too, Motoko! Enough of this hot stuff.

The postcard artwork is titled "Horse" and is a 2011 ink piece by Haruka Makita. Here's an excerpt from her short profile on the Kaikai Kiki Gallery website:
"Focusing on images of women with old-fashioned nihongami hairstyles as her primary motif, Haruka Makita’s works explore the thematic line between kawaii (cute) and kowai (frightening)."
To see more of her great work, check out her Instagram or Tumblr.

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