ZEN in TECHNICOLOR

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

-Matsuo Bashō

The incomparable Spike and Ed.

The incomparable Spike and Ed.

— 17 hours ago with 8 notes
#Cowboy Bebop  #Spike Spiegel  #Ed  #anime 

Happy Earth Day! Here’s some Toph-truth: in order to earth-bend, we need to respect and try to understand the earth first.

— 1 day ago with 30 notes
#toph  #toph beifong  #avatar the last airbender  #earth day  #earth  #environment 

Sanjuro Tsubaki (Toshiro Mifune) putting up with nine young idiots. From Kurosawa’s brilliant ‘Sanjuro’ (1962).

— 2 days ago with 46 notes
#Sanjuro  #Akira Kurosawa  #Toshiro Mifune  #Japanese film  #sanjuro tsubaki  #samurai 
Flying crows, lacquer painting (urushi-e) by Shibata Zenshin ca. 1880.

Flying crows, lacquer painting (urushi-e) by Shibata Zenshin ca. 1880.

— 3 days ago with 15 notes
#shibata zenshin  #japanese art  #urushi-e  #lacquer painting  #crows  #birds 
One hundred aspects of the moon, woodblock print by Yoshitoshi.

One hundred aspects of the moon, woodblock print by Yoshitoshi.

— 5 days ago with 14 notes
#moon  #yoshitoshi  #ukiyo-e  #woodblock print 
Calligraphy of 勇気 (yuki), meaning courage.

Calligraphy of 勇気 (yuki), meaning courage.

— 1 week ago with 35 notes
#calligraphy  #kanji  #yuki  #courage  #japanese art 

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

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

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

— 2 weeks ago with 40 notes
#kumadori  #ukiyo-e  #woodblock print  #japanese art  #kabuki  #hasegawa konobu 

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

— 2 weeks ago with 40 notes
#kyousogiga  #anime  #myoue  #koto