'Bushi no Kondate' ('A Tale of Samurai Cooking' 2013), starring Kora Kengo and Ueto Aya.
Rare first edition of Natsume Soseki’s ‘I Am A Cat’ (‘Wagahai wa neko de aru’) in English translation, 1909. (Source: Yale University library)
Meet Hello Kitty Kenshin and Hello Kitty Shishio. This is hilarious, and even a little irresistible… (And yes, it’s official merchandise!)
Artistic calligraphy of ‘dragon’/’serpent’. (Artist unknown)
On behalf of Chuseok 추석 (Korean thanksgiving): fabulous hanbok fashion from kdramaland.
From the beautiful ‘Seirei no Moribito’.
A beauty dancing ‘Nunozarashi’「布ざらし」を踊っている美人 / Oshie-gata’. Woodblock print by Katsukawa Shun’ei, ca. 1780.
While waiting for the new film (!) let’s take a leaf from domestic Kenshin’s book. (Make some udon, hang around the house, catch a play…)
Hoping for a sunny September…
The famous Toshogu shrine in Nikko (UNESCO World Heritage site).
(Source: Flickr / bernardlanguillier)