Thursday, August 21, 2014
昔イタリアの田舎町を歩いてたら石畳に椅子並べて日向ぼっこしてる三人爺がおり、枯れきった佇まいがよくて風景撮影のつもりでそっとカメラ向けたら、「タンクトップの若い東洋娘が!」「俺たちを!」「見ておる!」と急にギラリと男の顔になり「ほら、もっと撮れよ……」と皆でキメポーズ取りだした。 Twitter / okadaic (via gearmann)
jibadojo:

Ôboshi Yuranosuke and Kô no Moronao

jibadojo:

Ôboshi Yuranosuke and Kô no Moronao

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

(Source: fairy-wren)

ancientpeoples:

Censer, Seated King
4th Century AD
Maya Culture
Guatemala
Perhaps the depiction of a fourth-century Maya king, this incense burner would have been used to make offerings carried by smoke to the spirits and deities in the supernatural realm. Rulers are represented in Maya art as communicators with the supernatural and the living may have sought their continued intervention after death. The use of censers bearing the royal image may have reinforced the belief that when a ruler died he became divine. This censer is composed of two parts, the base in which the incense burned and the chimney decorated with the image of the Maya lord. This bearded figure, whose body is rather schematic in presentation, perhaps suggesting an early date, sits cross-legged wearing a richly ornamented headdress and large earspools, and holding before him what may be a royal emblem.
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

ancientpeoples:

Censer, Seated King

4th Century AD

Maya Culture

Guatemala

Perhaps the depiction of a fourth-century Maya king, this incense burner would have been used to make offerings carried by smoke to the spirits and deities in the supernatural realm. Rulers are represented in Maya art as communicators with the supernatural and the living may have sought their continued intervention after death. The use of censers bearing the royal image may have reinforced the belief that when a ruler died he became divine. This censer is composed of two parts, the base in which the incense burned and the chimney decorated with the image of the Maya lord. This bearded figure, whose body is rather schematic in presentation, perhaps suggesting an early date, sits cross-legged wearing a richly ornamented headdress and large earspools, and holding before him what may be a royal emblem.

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

jibadojo:

Jade Rabbit - Sun Wukong

jibadojo:

Jade Rabbit - Sun Wukong

thekimonogallery:

"Cloth Fulling" [cleaning kimono cloth].  Woodblock print.  About 1939, Japan, by artist Takahashi Shôtei

thekimonogallery:

"Cloth Fulling" [cleaning kimono cloth].  Woodblock print.  About 1939, Japan, by artist Takahashi Shôtei

(Source: onizazen.collectrium.com)