Sepia Saturday

Each week Sepia Saturday provides a prompt to inspire bloggers with some nostalgia or history. This week, as I see the rain outside my window, the prompt is particularly apt. The Library of Congress has some wonderful Japanese woodblock prints from the 19th century.

Here’s what I found in digital archives.

Pedestrians Crossing a Bridge During a Rain Storm
. Japan, None. [Between 1890 and 1940] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008660884/.

Above is a Japanese woodblock print (ukiyo-e).

Andō, Hiroshige, Artist. Suhara. Japan, None. [Between 1838 and 1840] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2009615324/.


Andō, Hiroshige, Artist. Azuma No Mori No Yau
. Japan, None. [Between 1827 and 1840, printed later] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2009615162/.

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About smkelly8

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8 Responses to Sepia Saturday

  1. La Nightingail says:

    Love your choices to match the prompt! Something rather interesting and a little different. 🙂

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  2. La Nightingail says:

    P.S. I found that vinyl raincoat of mine with the raindrop cutouts & added it to my post. Guess I should have looked a little harder online for it in the first place! 🙂

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  3. Mike Brubaker says:

    Perfect illustrations! I recognized the first one but like all three. That kind of driving rain is unique to some climates. I used to see it when I lived on the Atlantic coast, but here in the mountains of North Carolina those heavy sheets of rain are not common.

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  4. What an original take on the prompt, and thank you for introducing me to artwork I had not seen before.

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