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2nd March 2014

Photo reblogged from Japanese Aesthetics with 302 notes

japaneseaesthetics:

By artist Kawanabe Kyosai (1831~1889), Japan

This is beautiful

japaneseaesthetics:

By artist Kawanabe Kyosai (1831~1889), Japan

This is beautiful

Tagged: japanart

2nd May 2012

Photo reblogged from 蜉蝣 with 39 notes

okiya:

Geiko Yachiyo as The Wisteria Maiden (1908)

“Yachiyo dressed as the Fuji Musume (Wisteria Maiden) with another Geiko (Geisha) dressed to dance the role of a man.
Fuji Musume is a famous dance of unrequited love, portraying the spirit of the wisteria as a young maiden who recalls the promises of an unfaithful lover.
The maiden is dressed in a Furisode (long flowing kimono), a Nuri-gasa (black-lacquered bamboo hat) and carrying a Fujinohana-no-eda-no-mochimono (beautiful branch of wisteria).” (source)

okiya:

Geiko Yachiyo as The Wisteria Maiden (1908)

“Yachiyo dressed as the Fuji Musume (Wisteria Maiden) with another Geiko (Geisha) dressed to dance the role of a man.

Fuji Musume is a famous dance of unrequited love, portraying the spirit of the wisteria as a young maiden who recalls the promises of an unfaithful lover.

The maiden is dressed in a Furisode (long flowing kimono), a Nuri-gasa (black-lacquered bamboo hat) and carrying a Fujinohana-no-eda-no-mochimono (beautiful branch of wisteria).” (source)

Tagged: JapanRetrogeisha

Source: Flickr / blue_ruin_1

27th April 2012

Photo reblogged from Fakku Yeah, Japanese Movie Posters! with 16 notes

fakkuyeahjapanesemovieposters:

The Man Who Wasn’t There

fakkuyeahjapanesemovieposters:

The Man Who Wasn’t There

Tagged: Japanese Movie PosterThe Man Who Wasn't ThereJapanCoen Bros