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Tomoyuki as maiko

geisha-kai: “ “ “© Florent Chevalier - All rights reserved” ” Tomoyuki as maiko ” September 2010

The limited edition Star Wars Ukiyo-e prints with a Meiji era Japan aesthetic, but also with the same skill, dedication and collaboration of said era. Ukiyo-e is an art centered around the division of labor among the eshi (painter), horishi (carver) and surishi (printer).

Images of Star Wars Reimagined as Gorgeous Ukiyo-e Prints

Ukiyo-e woodblock print of the Naruto Whirlpool of Awa Province, Japan. Circa 1853 by artist Utagawa Hiroshige

Ukiyo-e woodblock print of the Naruto Whirlpool of Awa Province, Japan. Circa 1853 by artist Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川広重

Nine Floating Fountains • Osaka, Japan • by Isamu Noguchi—cool fountain—looks like it's taking off for space❣ Arch2O.com

Fountain by Isamu Noguchi for the 1970 Osaka World Expo. This was one of nine fountains he designed for the Expo. “One day…I had a vision: I saw the Earth as sculpture.” Noguchi often said that the space around a thing is as important as the thing itself.

The Floating World of Edo Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | Japan | Art of Asia | Khan Academy

The Floating World of Edo Japan (article)

Recovering the Stolen Jewel from the Palace of the Dragon King by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Recovering the Stolen Jewel from the Palace of the Dragon King by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)

Mainland had it’s Obon festival a few weeks ago, Okinawa prefecture celebrates Obon this week. Obon is a festvial where the Japanese honor their dead. It is said that during Obon the ancestor…

Obon

If you’re on Oahu on Memorial Day, here’s a must-attend. Lantern Floating Hawaii is Honolulu’s version of Toro Nagashi, a Japanese tradition which translates literally as “lantern offerings on water.

During the last day of the celebration of o-bon, a span of three days when spirits are thought to return to their ancestral homes, people float paper lanterns down a river to guide the spirits of the departed back to the other world.

Toro Nagashi (灯籠流し) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river; tōrō is traditionally another word for lantern, while nagashi means “cruise, flow” - paper lanterns obon festival japan

Nebuta float - Nebuta are gigantic lanterns that are designed to look like characters from kabuki dramas, myths and history. There're many Nebuta matsuri  Festival in Japan.

The most interesting Japanese summer festivals: Nebuta float - Nebuta are gigantic lanterns that are designed to look like characters from kabuki dramas, myths and history. There're many Nebuta matsuri Festival in Japan.

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Incredibly Beautiful Fantasy Homes

House on the Rock (Malaysia)! Noteworthy in this building that the reach of this House can only be with the neighboring rocks, built specially for this lift.

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