There is just so much going on here.
“Certainly it is the Crazies in our lives who charm and seduce us. They live their lives free of the restraints, the fears and prudences, that limit our own actions. They gamble with death and scandal, and seem to thrive on the troubles and turmoil that we spend our lives avoiding. They seem, to the Sane, continuously careless; carelessness seems a necessary element in what they do, a seasoning to the sauce, an excitement.”
– From Flights of Passage: Reflections of a World War II Aviator (1988) by Samuel Hynes
A postcard advertising Formosa Oolong tea with a woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858), whose fans include myself and Vincent Van Gogh.
A tea scene by Millicent Sowerby (1878-1967)
A play on the French phrase for “General Delivery,” by versatile English artist Edmund George Fuller (1858-1940), whose talents were applied to seascapes, book plates, and lightly humorous postcards.
From a collection of Sapporo postcards that were taken from Sapporo posters, 1908-1939.
The occasions on which Japanese men enjoy beer, from early Sapporo beer advertising posters.