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A Geisha and her Cat - Vintage Japanese postcard (1926)

A Geisha and her Cat - Vintage Japanese postcard (1926)

A vintage Japanese New Year postcard for the year of the dog. An inu-hariko (folk dog doll) shown from above, which has protective powers, particularly for young children and expectant mothers.

Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

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Year of the Boar by Blue Ruin 1

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<br />A vintage Japanese New Year postcard for the year of the boar. A wild boar leaping over a toy samurai holding a tattered umbrella, an omen of bad weather and misfortune, thus overcoming obstacles. The boar is considered the most courageous of all the animals.