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    Japanese film from 1921: Goketsu Jiraiya / Goketsu the Hero.

     
  2. May 12th, 2012     moviesjapansilentsgoketsu jiraiyashozo makinofantasyswordsfrogsninjasamurai
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    Happy Birthday, Haruki Murakami! Flavorwire has a gallery of cover designs of his books from all over the world.

    Happy Birthday, Haruki Murakami! Flavorwire has a gallery of cover designs of his books from all over the world.

     
  4. Jan 12th, 2012     haruki murakamidesigncoversartillustrationbooksjapanbirthdays
  5. BibliOdyssey has a nice gallery of Japanese mon (crests) and a a link to 280 copyright free mon. (The rabbit is my favorite).

    BibliOdyssey has a nice gallery of Japanese mon (crests) and a a link to 280 copyright free mon. (The rabbit is my favorite).

     
  6. Dec 19th, 2011     Japancrestssamuraigalleryfeudalismdesignmon
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    reblogged: culturalgutter

    culturalgutter:

    Comics Editor Carol writes about Lord Death Man’s skeleton suit and Chip Kidd, Geoff Spear and Saul Ferris’ Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan.

    I appreciate Lord Death Man’s flair, his élan, panache, the way he daringly wears brown leather gloves, belt and boots with his…

     
  8. Dec 13th, 2011     comicsCarol BordenCultural GutterJapanbatman
  9. reblogged: culturalgutter

    ozu-teapot:

    Happy Birthday and Deathday Mr Ozu (12 December 1903 – 12 December 1963)

     
  10. Dec 13th, 2011     yasujiro ozumoviesbirthdaysJapan
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    Stills from Princess Raccoon

    Stills from Seijun Suzuki’s operetta, Princess Raccoon / Operetta Tanukihime Goten (2005).

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  12. Nov 27th, 2011     seijun suzukistillsmusicalsmoviesfairytaleszhang ziyijo odagirijapanoperaoperettafolkloretanuki
  13. Toshiro Mifune and Tatsuya Mihashi getting drunk in Inagaki’s Chushingura (1962)

     
  14. Aug 16th, 2011     JapanmoviesstillschanbarahistoryhistoricalsHiroshi InagakiTatsuya MihashiToshiro Mifunedrink
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    More stills from Inagaki’s Chushingura (1962). These ones featuring the corrupt Master of Ritual, Lord Kira Yoshinaka, played by Ichikawa Chusha, and his wife, Lady Kira, and retainers.

     
  16. Aug 9th, 2011     ChushingurasamuraiJapanmoviesstillsHiroshi InagakiChusha Ichikawasamuraichanbara
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    Stills from Chushingura

    The geisha Ume faces down Tawaraboshi in Inagaki’s Chushingura (1962)

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  18. Jul 29th, 2011     moviesJapanstillschanbarahistoricalshistoryChushingura
  19. Nice posters designed to encourage energy conservation. Click on the picture for more.

    Nice posters designed to encourage energy conservation. Click on the picture for more.

     
  20. Mar 13th, 2011     artpostersJapan