One Year in Japan Old Family Photos with Notes from the Early 1900's
List Price: $14.95
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.09" tall
In 2009 I took a 2001calendar that I had bought and had been saving. It was printed in Italy on linen paper. The full color illustrations were of Japanese woodcuts created in the 1800's. I also had coffee table books I had been collecting that were full of old black and white photographs from the early 1900's. I searched through the books of photographs cutting out selected photographs and pasted them into the woodcut illustrations. I found images of buildings to include in each.In the end I saw them as snapshots people took as souvenirs, or memoirs, of their adventures. I titled each to covey this notion.Then I created a story to go with each image. I started with January, and the story More...
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