ZEN in TECHNICOLOR

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

-Matsuo Bashō

Calligraphy of ‘tsukuru’ (to make, produce, build), by Kisaragi Chiyo.

Calligraphy of ‘tsukuru’ (to make, produce, build), by Kisaragi Chiyo.

— 9 hours ago with 5 notes
#calligraphy  #kanji  #tsukuru  #japanese art  #zen 

Sanshiro Pond at Tokyo University (Hongo campus), named after its appearance in Natsume Soseki’s great novel ‘Sanshiro’.

— 2 days ago with 11 notes
#sanshiro  #sanshiro pond  #tokyo university  #natsume soseki  #japanese literature  #nature  #pond  #books 
Portrait of Ichikawa Sumizo, by Natori Shunsen (from the series Thirty-six Kabuki Actors), 1926.

Portrait of Ichikawa Sumizo, by Natori Shunsen (from the series Thirty-six Kabuki Actors), 1926.

— 5 days ago with 47 notes
#ukiyo-e  #woodblock print  #natori shunsen  #kabuki  #japanese art  #portrait 

Wagashi! ❤ Delicious dango and matcha manju. (Source)

— 1 week ago with 8 notes
#wagashi  #japanese sweets  #sweets  #manju  #matcha manju  #dango  #food  #Japan 

Official preview of Sato Naoki’s score for ‘Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo hen’ (Album: るろうに剣心 伝説の最期編 オリジナル・サウンドトラッ). This is so epic!

(Source: jpmp3)

— 1 week ago with 24 notes
#rurouni kenshin  #rurouni kenshin densetsu no saigo hen  #sato naoki  #rurouni kenshin ost  #epic  #music 

'Bushi no Kondate' ('A Tale of Samurai Cooking' 2013), starring Kora Kengo and Ueto Aya.

— 2 weeks ago with 21 notes
#bushi no kondate  #a tale of samurai cooking  #kora kengo  #ueto aya  #Japanese food  #Japanese film  #samurai  #kimono 
Rare first edition of Natsume Soseki’s ‘I Am A Cat’ (‘Wagahai wa neko de aru’) in English translation, 1909. (Source: Yale University library) 

Rare first edition of Natsume Soseki’s ‘I Am A Cat’ (‘Wagahai wa neko de aru’) in English translation, 1909. (Source: Yale University library

— 2 weeks ago with 26 notes
#Natsume Soseki  #I Am A Cat  #Wagahai wa Neko de Aru  #Japanese literature  #cat  #book  #rare book  #first edition 
Meet Hello Kitty Kenshin and Hello Kitty Shishio. This is hilarious, and even a little irresistible… (And yes, it’s official merchandise!)

Meet Hello Kitty Kenshin and Hello Kitty Shishio. This is hilarious, and even a little irresistible… (And yes, it’s official merchandise!)

— 2 weeks ago with 23 notes
#Hello Kitty  #rurouni kenshin  #hello kitty kenshin  #himura kenshin  #shishio makoto  #kawaii  #rurouni kenshin densetsu no saigo hen 
Artistic calligraphy of ‘dragon’/’serpent’. (Artist unknown)

Artistic calligraphy of ‘dragon’/’serpent’. (Artist unknown)

— 2 weeks ago with 22 notes
#calligraphy  #dragon  #serpent  #zen  #kanji  #japanese art  #abstract calligraphy