East Asia

Free! Download 19th Century  Japanese Master Woodprints

Free! Download 19th Century Japanese Master Woodprints

  #Ukiyo-e, or ukiyo-ye (浮世絵, Japanese: [u.ki.jo.e], “pictures of the floating world”), is a genre of art that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes […]

Love this: Hero pt2

Love this: Hero pt2

My scalp is tingling.  Wow.  LOVE THIS! Pt 2.  One of my all time favorite films, if not top favorite: “Hero”, with Jet Li.  Chinese, with subtitles.  An epic visual and aural masterpiece.  Compelling story centered around the unification of China.   This is the […]

Love this: Hero |film

Love this: Hero |film

One of my all time favorite films, if not top favorite: “Hero”, with #Jet Li. Chinese, with subtitles. An epic visual and aural masterpiece.  A compelling story centered around the unification of #China. This post is for the music.  This is a tiny segment of […]

Gojira

Gojira

“Godzilla does not feel emotion…Godzilla is emotion” I imagine that you find this ridiculous.  Far from it.  This documentary from the BBC begins with the birth of the Godzilla phenomenon as an embodiment of the collective  anxiety, helplessness and rage of the Japanese people after WWII. […]

Cha Qu 茶趣: How water affects the taste of tea

Cha Qu 茶趣: How water affects the taste of tea

Chinese see everything in the world as a manifestation of either a male or female principle. For example, water is female, which means tea must be male. A funny thing is that when a boy chases or flirts with a girl, it is called “to brew – […]

soaring Steppes

soaring Steppes

There has been a boom in the interest and exposure of Mongolian golden eagle hunters.  I too find it exciting, and extremely cool.  I found some truly outstanding portraits.  So I have collected some images for me to keep and share – The Eagle Hunters segment. […]

Hong Kong skyline

Hong Kong skyline

An interesting perspective of a unique space.  Absolutely dense and luminous, like a stellar body.  I love the landscape in the foreground.  Together with the vertical composition, the photo is reminiscent of ancient Chinese art with craggy, vertical landscapes and script.  


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