RCBz’ Postman

According to the MinXus lexicon RCBz is one of the “grandfathers of MinXus” and his work is always deeply appreciated in the family.

 

This is a dip into the traditions of Japan and its festivals, like only RCBz can do. I absolutely love this postcard, the composition and colors are to die for.

RCBz used a representation of a traditional japanese postman – Hi-Kyaku – confronting the Dragon and overlooking a world of Mythology and Folklore (Dosankodebbie have used the word unearthly, and I agree).

Here are a couple of old postcards where you can see where he -maybe- found inspiration. You can find more at  http://ameblo.jp/orochon-x/entry-11061997364.html

The back of the card is built around an image of the Toro Nagashi ceremony during which participants float paper lanterns down a river at dusk, as a symbol of spirits departing to the other world. This is usually done during the three day Bon festival mid-August in honor of one’s ancestors. Perfect timing.

RCBz, this is yet another mesmerizing card, thank you!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Minkoo
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 03:32:05

    Something’s wrong with his right leg.

    Reply

  2. minkrancher
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 20:54:43

    Looks to me like RCBz’s postman done rung twice.

    Reply

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