Since we will start to sell our new series #610 in August, we have just produced summer's greetings card using the same series.
The flower design of this card is gardenia, which we call "kuchinashi" in Japanese.
Don't you think the design look a little bit antique?
In fact, it is one of the vintage designs which was printed by woodblock printing in Meiji period (1868-1912) in Japan.
We were fascinated by the beauty of vintage designs during the period, and produced our new series.(Sorry, kuchinashi design is only for our summer's greetings card, not for sale. We look forward to introducing other pretty designs soon!)
Also, the card is hand made cotton paper produced by a Japanese artisan in Echizen area, where has a 1,000 year-paper-making history in Japan.
It is said that the flower, kuchinashi brings happiness and pleasure!
It's really hot(boiling!) here in Osaka, even though we are still in the rainy season..
During the summer vacation, I have a plan to visit Shikoku area (western Japan) to play in a river.
I'm a bit worried the weather, but I can't wait!
Please enjoy your lovely summer/winter season :)
Maki from Osaka