At age seven, Chiura Obata began studying art. At age fifteen he moved to Tokyo and expanded his studies, and in 1903 he came to the United States. Obata never abandoned the tools and teachings of his native Japan. He worked with ink and watercolor and made block prints, and he wrote spare, image-filled poetry, combining the ideals of his homeland with the energy of his adopted West, particularly the mountains of California. This charming set of notecards features scenes from Obata's beloved Yosemite National Park in California from the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Contains twenty assorted cards and envelops. Measures 5 x 7 in.