Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Miyako Maki Manga Postcard

Received from Ishikawa in Japan JP-152362 3/1/11
Miyako Maki (牧 美也子, Maki Miyako?, born July 29, 1935 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist. She made her professional debut in 1957 with Haha Koi Warutsu (母恋いワルツ?). She received the 1989 Shogakukan Manga Award for General for Genji Monogatari,[1] a Japanese manga version of Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji. She is the creator of Licca-chan, a popular Japanese doll. Her husband is well-known manga artist Reiji Matsumoto.[2] After marrying Matsumoto she ended her career and started to live as a traditional Japanese housewife.

Today's Postcard

Received from Jimbo, Gus and Suzi Private Swap 2/28/10
Elliott Erwitt Snaps
Received from Pam 2/28/11 Private Swap
Marc Allegret
French (1900-1973)Untitled from Allegret's Trip to the Congo with Ande Gide. 1925
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Received from Javier 2/28/11 Private Swap
"Port Everglades is one of the nations top sea port and fast becoming a top cruise port as well."
"Port Everglades is the deepest port in Florida. It is relatively a young port, dating back to the 1920's, and literally, as well. It's creator was Joseph Wesley Young, founder of Hollywood-By-The-Sea, or today's Hollywood, Fla. This is the home port of the Oasis of the Seas, The world's largest cruise ship. Port Everglades is vying for the title of "Cruise Capital of the World"

Received from US-1017158 2/28/11 From Eugenie In San Francisco
"This Low-growing Perennial may be seen blooming from February to August along our Pacific shoreline from Alaska to central California. On dunes and beaches, Coast Strawberry plants interconnected by numerous runners may be among the first vegetation to colonize and stabilize the shifting sands. Although the fruit, by current standards, is small and not very flavorful, this species played a major role in the development of modern garden and farm varieties, and was cultivated in South America before 1600