1. japaneseaesthetics:

    Two Gallinules and Lotus Leaves in Shallow Water in the Rain.  Woodblock print, 20th century, Japan, by artist Soseki. 

    Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of C. Adrian Rübel

    , 1978.417

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  2. lcyungsoos:

    50/365 (by nijntjee)

    Nostalgia here presents as ugly shades of concrete. The thing I first noticed about Japan that wasn’t exotic, just different, was how ugly most of their modern buildings were…

    (These buildings aren’t bad, they just remind me of that…)

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  3. hachimitsu:

    湯布院町 (by Gracia Chua Min Yi)

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  4. lovesouthkorea:

    Bomunsa Temple is located at Seokmodo Island. It is said that the temple was constructed by Queen Seondeok during the Silla Era (635). 

    Entering the temple, you will see a 600-year-old Chinese juniper tree. Behind the tree is Seokgulamja, a small Buddhist temple in a natural cave. At the back side of the temple on the rock is engraved Ma-aeseokbuljwasang (Ma-aebul is the Buddha image engraved on cliff or rock and Jwasang implies the image in a sitting posture).

    The view of West Sea from Bomunsa Temple is beautiful. (source)

    The sense of awe these places have is reaching me through the screen, having been to a couple temples maybe not even that ancient…

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  5. lovesouthkorea:

    pond by JTeale on Flickr.

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  6. williamhereford:

    6am in Nagano…  I shot these all within 1 block of each other on the same street while traveling on assignment last month through Japan.  

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  7. (Source: itransmissionu1996, via shusu)


  8. Just finished this story, and had to share it. The mix of Asian history, law, and fantasy, in the traditions of the time, are just pitch-perfect, and I love the heroine’s quiet wit and determination.



  9. the fallen petals like lace…

    (Source: fuckyeahjapanandkorea, via booksandbuttonups)


  10. "

    The niece of the great Mongol leader, Kubla Khan, Princess Khutulun was described by Marco Polo as the greatest warrior in Khan’s army. She told her uncle she would marry any man who could wrestle her and win. If they lost they had to give her 100 horses.

    She died unmarried with 10,000 horses.


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    This is how I want to die. Unmarried, with 10,000 horses. There is no other way now. 

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    Rich and alone is a perfectly good way to go.