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Sep 1, 2014 / 5 notes

Ichikawa Kon, Nobi

市川崑  野火

Ichikawa Kon, Nobi
市川崑  野火
Sep 1, 2014 / 2 notes

Ichikawa Kon, Nobi

市川崑  野火

thekimonogallery:

1870’ or 1880’s, Japan.  National Museum of Denmark
Sep 1, 2014 / 49 notes

thekimonogallery:

1870’ or 1880’s, Japan.  National Museum of Denmark

Sep 1, 2014 / 23 notes

darkmylight:

the bicycle scene in little cheung 

japaneseaesthetics:


Beauty.  ink and color on paper mounted on cardboard.  About 1920’s, Japan, by artist Kitano Tsunetomi
Sep 1, 2014 / 64 notes

japaneseaesthetics:

Beauty.  ink and color on paper mounted on cardboard.  About 1920’s, Japan, by artist Kitano Tsunetomi

Aug 31, 2014 / 4 notes
Aug 31, 2014 / 34 notes
night-birds:

COWPERS - 揺ラシツヅケル(ミュージックマイン) [2000]
Aug 29, 2014 / 11 notes

night-birds:

COWPERS - 揺ラシツヅケル(ミュージックマイン) [2000]

thekimonogallery:

Geigi Koiku and her Cat 1883
This colour lithograph shows Koiku of the Shitaya geisha district in Tokyo as a young geisha holding her pet cat. The lithograph is captioned 藝妓 (geigi) 小幾 (Koiku).
“… Koiku was the most beautiful geisha in Shitaya. And yet all Kojima did was eat the kinton which this beautiful geisha had carried in for him. Now Koiku is the wife of a famous politician belonging to a certain party.”  Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr
Aug 28, 2014 / 381 notes

thekimonogallery:

Geigi Koiku and her Cat 1883

This colour lithograph shows Koiku of the Shitaya geisha district in Tokyo as a young geisha holding her pet cat. The lithograph is captioned 藝妓 (geigi) 小幾 (Koiku).

“… Koiku was the most beautiful geisha in Shitaya. And yet all Kojima did was eat the kinton which this beautiful geisha had carried in for him. Now Koiku is the wife of a famous politician belonging to a certain party.”  Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

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jibadojo:

Inumura Kakutarô, The Eight Dog Heroes ([Mitate] haiyû hakkenshi)
Aug 28, 2014 / 78 notes

jibadojo:

Inumura Kakutarô, The Eight Dog Heroes ([Mitate] haiyû hakkenshi)

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Aug 28, 2014 / 487 notes
a-bittersweet-life:

Slowly, I realized realism in cinema is not the same as realism in real life. Cinema has its own realism. The world in cinema is not the real world. It has been crafted. That makes cinema interesting. It’s not real. It’s closer to dreams. If you treat life as a dream, you can understand this.
Tsai Ming-liang
Aug 27, 2014 / 145 notes

a-bittersweet-life:

Slowly, I realized realism in cinema is not the same as realism in real life. Cinema has its own realism. The world in cinema is not the real world. It has been crafted. That makes cinema interesting. It’s not real. It’s closer to dreams. If you treat life as a dream, you can understand this.

Tsai Ming-liang