Chiura Obata (American, b. Japan, 1885–1975) came to the United States in 1903. He never abandoned the tools and teachings of his native Japan. He worked with ink and watercolor and made block prints, and he wrote spare, image-filled poetry, combining the ideals of his homeland with the energy of his adopted West, particularly the mountains of California. Obata followed the Zen Buddhist principle of kiin-seido, or “living moment,” in the immediate, intuitive expression of his subjects’ essential nature. Contains five each of the following notecards: Evening Glow at Yosemite Waterfall, Yosemite National Park, California, 1930 Upper Lyell Fork, Near Lyell Glacier, High Sierra, California, 1930 El Capitan: Yosemite National Park, California, 1930 Eagle Peak Trail, Yosemite, California, 1930
• 20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
• Printed in full color on recycled paper with soy based inks
• High-quality 250 gsm card stock
• Soft white envelopes
• Pomegranate’s notecard sets feature exclusive selections of art from museums and artists around the world
Published with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Box size: 5.375 x 7.375 x 1.5 in.
Card size: 5 x 7 in.