A professor talks about the issue of racism in Japan
ETA: the person who made this video is being pressured to censor it and take it down from youtube, but he feels that it is very important that people know about it (see the second video he made about it for more info), so please signal boost this or repost it or either way share the video around before it gets silenced!
125 pictures of beautiful furisode kimono on the streets of Shibuya during Coming of Age Day 2014 in Japan. This is one of my favorite fashion days of the year - so many pretty kimono everywhere in Tokyo!!!
Depictions of life in Japan. The top is a sacred mating ritual, the bottom left a traditional Buddhist funeral, and the bottom right is a typical erotic scene in Edo-period Japan. The Japanese are so conservative, right?!
Artist: Toshio Saeki Link http://art.vniz.net/en/saeki/
I showed an earlier post of some calligraphy by Kaoru Akagawa, and now I found a video!!! Yay! I also learned from the same website that the whole collection of her works is called “Kana de l’Art,” and in Japanese this is pronounced “Kana deru Ato,” which is a play on words with kana (仮名, or the Japanese syllabary) and the verb kanaderu, which is a verb that means “to play,” such as an instrument. Therefore, the whole title of her artwork is a pun meaning “Playing with Kana,” which you can see so evidently in her pieces. It gives me so much yaruki to study calligraphy.
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