Calligraphy of 勇気 (yuki), meaning courage.
From the brilliant Akira Kurosawa classic ‘The Hidden Fortress’ (1958).
'Kumadori' (kabuki faces) by Hasegawa Konobu, ca. 1870.
Endings and Beginnings: the wonderful ‘Kyousogiga’.(Gifs from: Lady Koto)
Calligraphy of 希望 (kibo) meaning ‘hope, hopeful’.
Gorgeous imagery from ‘Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari’, the new film from Isao Takahata. (Top two images from: artsbooksNAT)
Gunshi Kanbei, the new 2014 Taiga drama - it’s really good!
Cherry Blossoms at Heian Jingu Shrine, woodblock print by
Kasamatsu Shiro (1937).
Calligraphy of 導 (dō), ‘the way’.