72 seasons Minor Heat 32nd “The First Lotus Blossoms” 12th July - 16th July
Late at night around 2am, the flower of the lotus quietly opens in the darkness🌘The flower fully opens at dawn, and closes in the early afternoon. The lotus flower grows in muddy water and bloom into a beautiful pure flower. This process symbolizes attaining enlightenment in Buddhism🌸
「Next the 備前展」
Naoe Koide, Bizen potter featured in WANOBI, is exhibiting his works at 'Artists Creating the Future of the Bizen'
2020 July 8th-14th
at Okayama Tenmaya
💙 I am adding blue to the color series! Blue became a thing for kokeshi when Sato Yasuhiro (the bigger dolls) started his indigo collaboration with Beams/Fennica. Over the years, many crafstmen added blue pigments to their designs. The little one is by Sato Yusuke.
💙 J'ajoute le bleu à ma série sur les couleurs ! Le bleu est devenu à la mode quand Sato Yaushiro (les grandes kokeshi) commença sa collaboration indigo avec Beams/Fennica. Au fur et à mesure des années, beaucoup d'artisans ont ajouté des pigments bleus à leurs modèles. La petite est par Sato Yusuke.
Did you know that the Yasaka Pagoda is the last remaining part of Hokanji Temple that was originally built in 592. Today it is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the Higashiyama District and also the oldest pagoda in Kyoto.
Kamishikimi Kumanoza Shrine is one of less known but beautiful places on the island of Kyushu. The shrine is hidden in the dense forests surrounding the small town of Takamori in the Kumamoto Prefecture. As you climb the ancient stairs and approach the shrine you can feel the highly spiritual atomosphere of this sacred place.
Fun double momo snail from yesterday 🍑🐌 Dm to book yours‼️
8 41310 July, 2020
Nakamura Tamasuke I as Moriguchi Kuro (1852)
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Facing clashing swords in a richly decorated kimono, Moriguchi Kuro fiercely readies himself to fight.
This dynamic scene derives from the kabuki play "The Book of the Eight Dog Heroes", commonly referred to as 'Hakkenden'. A complex story that originally took 30 years to complete, it’s based around eight half-brothers descendant from a dog and so bear the word "dog" in their surnames. Like many Kabuki plays, one of the main inspirations was the Chinese epic novel "The Water Margin", as well as Buddhist philosophy and shintoism. Kabuki actor Nakamura Tamasuke I plays the role of Moriguchi Kurô, although not one of the eight brothers, he is a valiant retainer of Satomi yûshin.
Take a look at Moriguchi Kuro’s fascinating kimono, the design features ornate hexagons and elegant cranes. The hexagons imitate tortoise shell, which represents strength and long life. The crane is a revered creature, which is said to live for centuries in the land of immortal gods, it is a sign of good luck and used only for the clothes of nobles.
His 'kesho' (hero make-up) is red which represents a good character, and the striking sweep of crimson exaggerates Moriguchi Kuro’s expression with passion and anger.