ZEN in TECHNICOLOR

On a journey,
Resting beneath the cherry blossoms,
I feel myself to be in a Noh play.

-Matsuo Bashō

Somehow Nyanko Sensei always finds his way into my blog.

Somehow Nyanko Sensei always finds his way into my blog.

— 2 days ago with 16 notes
#Nyanko Sensei  #natsume yuujinchou  #madara  #cat  #kawaii  #anime 

Woodblock printed sketches of animals, tiger and fish, by Hiroshi Yoshida.

— 3 days ago with 13 notes
#woodblock print  #ukiyo-e  #hiroshi yoshida  #tiger  #fish  #japanese art 
Haiku poem about natural beauty, in modern calligraphy.

Haiku poem about natural beauty, in modern calligraphy.

— 4 days ago with 12 notes
#haiku  #poetry  #poem  #calligraphy  #kanji  #japan  #japanese poetry 
Still beauty - Bando Tamasaburo V.

Still beauty - Bando Tamasaburo V.

— 1 week ago with 28 notes
#bando tamasaburo  #kabuki  #onnagata  #kimono  #japan 

Tsuyu, rainy season in Japan. (Source)

— 1 week ago with 8 notes
#tsuyu  #rainy season  #rain  #leaf  #rice paddy  #green  #lantern  #japan 
Poster for the 1975 film based on Natsume Soseki’s novel ‘Wagahai wa Neko de Aru’ (I Am A Cat), dir. by Ichikawa Kon.

Poster for the 1975 film based on Natsume Soseki’s novel ‘Wagahai wa Neko de Aru’ (I Am A Cat), dir. by Ichikawa Kon.

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
#Wagahai wa Neko de Aru  #I Am A Cat  #Natsume Soseki  #cat  #Japanese literature  #japanese film 

'Tengami', an amazing tablet game set inside a traditional Japanese pop-up-book (developed by nyamyam).

(Source: nyamyam.com)

— 2 weeks ago with 73 notes
#tengami  #tablet games  #japanese art  #origami  #samurai  #pagoda  #torii 

Tranquility. Cleansing fountain in Kyoto and bamboo forest at Arashiyama. (Source)

— 2 weeks ago with 12 notes
#tranquility  #water  #bamboo  #kanji  #zen  #japan  #kyoto  #arashiyama  #fountain 
Hakozaki bay and torii peninsula ‘Road through the Sea’, woodblock print by Hiroshige (ca. 1855).

Hakozaki bay and torii peninsula ‘Road through the Sea’, woodblock print by Hiroshige (ca. 1855).

— 2 weeks ago with 5 notes
#ukiyo-e  #woodblock print  #hiroshige  #sea  #road through the sea  #torii