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鷺娘の精 "The spirit of the heron maiden" by Taniguchi Kokyo dated 1925 ["Sagi Musume no Sei," the "Spirit of the Heron Maiden." A kabuki hengemono dance (one actor/many roles) wherein the spirit of a heron changes into a girl and then back again.

City patterns

Different street patterns from different cities. Bricoleurbanism: "there really is no perfect form of street fabric.

Be still.  Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity. ~Lao Tzu  (image:  Fabienne Verdier)

awakeningfromthedream: “ there are 9 basic principles that underlie japanese art they are called aesthetics, or concepts that answer the question: what is art? the 9 aesthetics are: wabi-sabi (imperfect), miyabi (elegance, ) shibui (subtle,) Iki.

Onna-Bugeisha, late 1800s - Japan's Onna-Bugeishas were female warriors belonging to nobility. They were a rarity but existed well before the emergence of the samurai class. Influence from Neo-Confucian philosophy and the established marriage market of the Edo Period caused the social status and acceptance of the Onna-Bugeishas to greatly diminish by the 17th century.

Rare photograph of an Onna-bugeisha, female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class.

Three Maiko Girls with a Camera, 1920s via/thanks to Helen

Three Maiko Girls with a Camera Maiko Hatsuko holding a camera, while two other Maiko girls (Apprentice Geisha) look on, a postcard from the mid

This is SUPER interesting to me and I don't know why. It's got a design that speaks to me. Artist notes: "Winter Composition", Reika Iwami, Japanese (b. woodblock print on paper, 21 x 14 in.