ZEN in TECHNICOLOR

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

-Matsuo Bashō

Calligraphy of 勇気 (yuki), meaning courage.

Calligraphy of 勇気 (yuki), meaning courage.

— 2 days ago with 25 notes
#calligraphy  #kanji  #yuki  #courage  #japanese art 

From the brilliant Akira Kurosawa classic ‘The Hidden Fortress’ (1958).

— 6 days ago with 13 notes
#Akira Kurosawa  #Toshiro Mifune  #the hidden fortress  #japanese film  #cinema 

'Kumadori' (kabuki faces) by Hasegawa Konobu, ca. 1870.

— 1 week ago with 39 notes
#kumadori  #ukiyo-e  #woodblock print  #japanese art  #kabuki  #hasegawa konobu 

Endings and Beginnings: the wonderful ‘Kyousogiga’.
(Gifs from: Lady Koto)

— 1 week ago with 36 notes
#kyousogiga  #anime  #myoue  #koto 
Calligraphy of 希望 (kibo) meaning ‘hope, hopeful’.

Calligraphy of 希望 (kibo) meaning ‘hope, hopeful’.

— 1 week ago with 23 notes
#Calligraphy  #hope  #kibo  #kanji  #japanese art 

Gorgeous imagery from ‘Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari’, the new film from Isao Takahata. (Top two images from: artsbooksNAT)

— 1 week ago with 54 notes
#Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari  #the tale of princess kaguya  #isao takahata  #studio ghibli  #anime  #japanese fim 
Gunshi Kanbei, the new 2014 Taiga drama - it’s really good!

Gunshi Kanbei, the new 2014 Taiga drama - it’s really good!

— 2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#Gunshi kanbei  #taiga  #okada junichi  #japanese film  #Gunshi kanbee 
Cherry Blossoms at Heian Jingu Shrine, woodblock print by 
Kasamatsu Shiro (1937).

Cherry Blossoms at Heian Jingu Shrine, woodblock print by
Kasamatsu Shiro (1937).

— 2 weeks ago with 50 notes
#Cherry blossom  #sakura  #woodblock print  #ukiyo-e  #kasamatsu shiro 
Calligraphy of 導 (dō), ‘the way’.

Calligraphy of 導 (dō), ‘the way’.

— 2 weeks ago with 21 notes
#calligraphy  #do  #the way  #Japanese art  #zen