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kyotodreamtrips:

Shijo dori, packed with festival goers, seen from the Nishi-romon Gate of Yasaka shrine (八坂神社) during the Yoi-Yoiyama event of Gion Matsuri (2014) in Kyoto.

kyotodreamtrips:

Shijo dori, packed with festival goers, seen from the Nishi-romon Gate of Yasaka shrine (八坂神社) during the Yoi-Yoiyama event of Gion Matsuri (2014) in Kyoto.

fluoric:

National art center,Tokyo #3 (by asgi*)

fluoric:

National art center,Tokyo #3 (by asgi*)

kyotodreamtrips:

Honden (本殿) of the Yasaka shrine (八坂神社) during the Yoi-Yoiyama event of Gion Matsuri (2014) in Kyoto.

kyotodreamtrips:

Honden (本殿) of the Yasaka shrine (八坂神社) during the Yoi-Yoiyama event of Gion Matsuri (2014) in Kyoto.

jibadojo:

Lighting Strikes - Azuma Nishiki Chuya Kurabe

jibadojo:

Lighting Strikes - Azuma Nishiki Chuya Kurabe

humanoidhistory:

Young hammer-wielding woman in warrior costume, late Meiji era, early 20th century. Published by Naniwa & Company, Kanda, Tokyo, Japan. From the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

humanoidhistory:

Young hammer-wielding woman in warrior costume, late Meiji era, early 20th century. Published by Naniwa & Company, Kanda, Tokyo, Japan. From the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

thekimonogallery:

Osaka Maiko wearing a Tenugui, 1914, Japan

thekimonogallery:

Osaka Maiko wearing a Tenugui, 1914, Japan

jibadojo:

Golden Pavilion

jibadojo:

Golden Pavilion

japaneseaesthetics:

Samurai War Helmet.  1825-1875, Japan.  This helmet has an iron “hachi” of thirty-three riveted laminations, a “shikoro” of five plates laced in “kebiki” (spread hair) style with navy blue “ito doshi” laces, and axes as “yokodate” made from whale baleen. A Phoenix (“Ho o”) serves as a “maedate;” one tail feather is missing. It is lined with rawhide.

japaneseaesthetics:

Samurai War Helmet.  1825-1875, Japan.  This helmet has an iron “hachi” of thirty-three riveted laminations, a “shikoro” of five plates laced in “kebiki” (spread hair) style with navy blue “ito doshi” laces, and axes as “yokodate” made from whale baleen. A Phoenix (“Ho o”) serves as a “maedate;” one tail feather is missing. It is lined with rawhide.