ZEN in TECHNICOLOR

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

-Matsuo Bashō

Hoping for a sunny September…

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— 18 hours ago with 3 notes
#japan  #anime  #illustration  #japanese art  #sunny  #flowers  #cat  #kawaii 

The famous Toshogu shrine in Nikko (UNESCO World Heritage site).

(Source: Flickr / bernardlanguillier)

— 3 days ago with 12 notes
#nikko  #japan  #toshogu  #shrine  #shinto  #temple  #architecture  #world heritage 

Toshiro Mifune in Akira Kurosawa’s ‘Sanjuro’ (1962).

— 6 days ago with 22 notes
#Toshiro Mifune  #Akira Kurosawa  #Sanjuro  #sanjuro tsubaki  #Japanese film  #samurai 
Portrait of kabuki actor Kataoka Gado, by Toyohara Kunichika, ca. 1900.

Portrait of kabuki actor Kataoka Gado, by Toyohara Kunichika, ca. 1900.

— 1 week ago with 4 notes
#ukiyo-e  #kabuki  #woodblock print  #toyohara kunichika  #kataoka gado  #japanese art 
It was so wonderful how Aang truly embodied Buddhist and Taoist philosophy and refused to kill people, even the most typical villains. This gave the series surprising depth. I don’t like how violent the Legend of Korra has become. It lacks the kind of spiritual reflection that made the original Avatar so special.

It was so wonderful how Aang truly embodied Buddhist and Taoist philosophy and refused to kill people, even the most typical villains. This gave the series surprising depth. I don’t like how violent the Legend of Korra has become. It lacks the kind of spiritual reflection that made the original Avatar so special.

— 1 week ago with 54 notes
#avatar the last airbender  #the legend of korra  #aang  #buddhism  #taoism  #philosophy  #martial arts 
Another beautiful ink painting by Kazuo Ishii (Source).

Another beautiful ink painting by Kazuo Ishii (Source).

— 3 weeks ago with 46 notes
#calligraphy  #kanji  #painting  #ink painting  #kazuo ishii  #japanese art  #water  #blue 
'Mysterious'. Stunning calligraphy by Kazuo Ishii.

'Mysterious'. Stunning calligraphy by Kazuo Ishii.

(Source: shiboku.com)

— 3 weeks ago with 42 notes
#mysterious  #calligraphy  #kanji  #japanese art  #kazuo ishii 

Legend of Korra scenery. The artwork is great this season! (Gifs by Hestia100)

— 3 weeks ago with 112 notes
#legend of korra  #anime  #anime backgrounds  #ba sing se  #avatar the last airbender  #korra