The Japanese Postcard – Part 2.

by Amy Collier

New Year’s Card: Advertisement for Tamatsuka Shop
Japanese, early Showa era, 1932 | Artist Unidentified, Japanese

Flight Commemorating the Record Contact between Asia and Europe
Japanese, early Showa era, 1937 | Yamaji Shingo, Japanese, 1900–1969

Advertisement for Calpis
Japanese, Taisho era, 1924 | Artist Unknown

Advertisement for Hitachi Fan
Japanese, Showa era | Artist Unknown, Japanese

Advertisement for the Medicine Kaiseigan
Descriptive Title: Postcard of lined dogs in Art Deco style | Japanese, Late Meiji era – Showa era
Artist Unknown, Japanese

One Village, One Heart: Buy Fertilizer at the Farmer’s Guild
(Isson isshin, Hiryo ha kumiai)
Japanese, Taisho-early Showa era | Artist Unknown, Japanese

New Year’s Card: Advertisement for Yunoshimakan Hotel in Gero Hot Spring
Japanese, Showa era | Artist Unknown, Japanese
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A second installment highlighting the beautiful collection of Vintage Japanese Advertising Postcards at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. See my first installment here. And stay tuned, another edition coming next week.

Browse the Lauder Japanese Postcard Collection here.

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