So I found these beautiful watercolor paintings at an indoor flea market a few weeks ago.
The guy who sold them to me said they were from the 1930’s, which would make them pre-war productions (he re-matted and reframed them). They seem to be somewhat mass produced – the outline of the painting is pressed into the paper, and then an individual artist added color.
He may have been full of shit (although he was a super nice and interesting guy who seemed to know what he was talking about – we spent a lot of time talking about the fossils he was selling and he def knew what was up), but even if he is, I don’t care. I love them and can’t wait to get them hung up. I haven’t decided where to put them yet – but I’m thinking near my craft area.
That said, I really wish I was more advanced in my Japanese studies – they’re going disgustingly and frustratingly slow without any access to formal classes or a tutor of some sort – because maybe then I could read what the text says… It might give some clue as to exactly what these are, when and where they were made, and who painted them.
Anyone read Japanese?