Monday, June 23, 2008



Zach and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary a few weeks ago, and we were kind of stumped when it came to figuring out what to get each other. Apparently someone, somewhere, decided that the traditional first gift is paper. Paper? "Hey honey, thanks for the---Kleenex? You shouldn't have. No, really, you shouldn't have."

We finally came up with an idea to buy an art print of something we both liked. We found the one shown above, and we're very happy with it. It is a reproduction of a famous woodblock print by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. It shows men at sea in boats and Mt. Fuji in the background, and it is called "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa."

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's cool. I remember liking the Japanese woodblock prints I saw in my art history classes. That one is really nice. Good choice for your paper anniversary. Definitely better than Kleenex! ---Carol

Karen said...

That's really beautiful. What a good way to mark your anniversary. (Happy anniversary!) We were on a severe budget our first anniversary so our paper gifts were anniversary cards. :)

jennifer blackburn said...

Nice looking print, you guys have excellent taste.

Wonder Twin said...

Happy Anniversary!!!