All posts tagged: Japan

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In the old days the Samurai were Japan’s military nobility and their traditions were forged in the course of a thousand years, but by the end of the 19th century, their demise was inevitable. Fortunately for us, portraits survive of the last samurai. Old photographs of those proud warriors who lived by strict rules or bushidō: the way of the warrior. Loyalty, martial art skills, honor and heroic bravery were essential characteristics of these fearsome […]

Interesting Lady 7

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Bertha Boynton Lum (1869 – 1954) was an American artist and printmaker. In the early 20th century she travelled to Japan to learn the art of wood block printing. She would return often to the land of the rising sun and often used Japanese folklore as the subject of her prints. She also lived in China in the 1920’s and helped to introduce wood block techniques in the west.       Song for today: […]

Keeping Up Appearances

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The bathroom is immaculate like a work of art, i dare not touch anything. The wall paper has a mother of pearl sheen, there are beautiful Japanese prints and a faint smell of Jasmine fills the space. It seems the towels are stacked with the use of a ruler and the toilet bowl itself looks like a delicate piece of china. I had only gone in here because i needed to escape the crowd downstairs. […]