Flower viewing is a long-standing Japanese tradition, becoming a ritual activity for many people. The snowy, five-petaled blossoms of the plum, or ume
, are particularly radiant in a clear nighttime sky, emanating an ethereal glow. The plum blossoms from which this design is adapted are part of a woodblock print or “brocade picture” by Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770), the master of the medium.
25 gold-embossed white correspondence cards and 25 white envelopes per box. 6 1/4'' x 4 3/4''.