Two Sets of Postcards by an Ainu Artist
Kamui no Mori [カムイの森] and Kotan no Kaze [コタンの風]
[Asahikawa, Hokkaido?]: Baihōdō, [ca. 1980s?].
Two sets of black and white postcards, probably offset-printed, of woodblock-printed illustrations of animals
and Ainu people by artist Tejima Keizaburō (1935-). The first set, `Kamui no Mori`, contains six postcards of
birds, animals, and fish native to Hokkaido. The second set, `Kotan no Kaze`, contains six postcards showing
Ainu people in the fields, playing music, and so on. Tejima, born in Hokkaido, home to the indigenous Ainu
people of Japan, is an award-winning artist and children's picture book author.
Original postcard envelopes intact, with one or two small marks and tears. Postcards near fine. Two sets, totaling
12 postcards, each measuring 15.1 x 10.1 cm. Text in Japanese.