Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards, www.mfa.org
"New Herbs (Wakana) II." ("New Herbs Wakana I" is here.) Most of his work seems to have been illustrations (kuchi-e) for Japanese romance novels and magazines. The Tale of Genji is a gigantic and ancient Japanese classic, but it has a romantic feel. Most illustrations for it stick to all its pretty and noble people in their robes sitting about their pavilions. You can imagine how thrilled I was to find this close-up, intimate and unexpected take on one of my favorite books.