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.
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.
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.