#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 […]
A convergence of inspiration
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 […]
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 – […]
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.