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These special tights are made in Japan to superior standards and feature a design inspired by the beautiful poetry created by the talented modern poet Yumi Fuzuki, winner of the 15th Annual Chuya Nakahara Award at only 18 years old. A poem of hers is written on these tights that have been made to look just like Japanese writing paper. An incredibly unique item, these tights are for both fashion an...

Poetry Manuscript Tights

These special tights are made in Japan to superior standards and feature a design inspired by the beautiful poetry created by the talented modern poet Yumi Fuzuki, winner of the 15th Annual Chuya Nakahara Award at only 18 years old. A poem of hers is written on these tights that have been made to look just like Japanese writing paper. An incredibly unique item, these tights are for both fashion an...

"Falconry illustrated" 36. 鷹繪圖 Takaezu Jimyoin Motoharu Japan, 1328-1709

"Falconry illustrated" 36. 鷹繪圖 Takaezu Jimyoin Motoharu Japan, 1328-1709

Tomoe Gozen, born in 1157, was one of the greatest female Samurai warriors of all time. Though female samurais were not unheard of in Japan at this time, Tomoe's extremely impressive martial arts skills, archery talent, and swordsmanship made her one of the only female warriors whose stories have been recorded in thorough detail in ancient manuscripts. Tomoe fought most notably in the Gempei War and is believed to have singlehandedly killed off a group of enemy soldiers, decapitating their…

Tomoe Gozen, born in 1157, was one of the greatest female Samurai warriors of all time. Though female samurais were not unheard of in Japan at this time, Tomoe's extremely impressive martial arts skills, archery talent, and swordsmanship made her one of the only female warriors whose stories have been recorded in thorough detail in ancient manuscripts. Tomoe fought most notably in the Gempei War and is believed to have singlehandedly killed off a group of enemy soldiers, decapitating their…

This illustration shows an Ezo Wolf (a.k.a. Hokkaido Wolf), which is believed to have gone extinct in the late 19th century (after this illustration was made). The animal is seen here with its paw on a human skull.

This illustration shows an Ezo Wolf (a.k.a. Hokkaido Wolf), which is believed to have gone extinct in the late 19th century (after this illustration was made). The animal is seen here with its paw on a human skull.

Emperor Go-Daigo - The Kenmu (or Kemmu) restoration (1333–1336) is the name given to both the three year period of Japanese history between the Kamakura period and the Muromachi period, and the political events that took place in it. The restoration was an effort made by Emperor Go-Daigo to bring the Imperial House and the nobility it represented back into power, thus restoring a civilian government after almost a century and a half of military rule.

Emperor Go-Daigo - The Kenmu (or Kemmu) restoration (1333–1336) is the name given to both the three year period of Japanese history between the Kamakura period and the Muromachi period, and the political events that took place in it. The restoration was an effort made by Emperor Go-Daigo to bring the Imperial House and the nobility it represented back into power, thus restoring a civilian government after almost a century and a half of military rule.

Kaikidan Ekotoba monster scroll -- Lantern man [+]  In the early decades of the 18th century, a man with a malleable head made a living as a popular sideshow attraction. It is said that he could collapse his head like a traditional paper lantern.

Kaikidan Ekotoba monster scroll -- Lantern man [+] In the early decades of the 18th century, a man with a malleable head made a living as a popular sideshow attraction. It is said that he could collapse his head like a traditional paper lantern.

Turkish version of the Wonders of creation, A duck, Walters Manuscript W.659, fol. 116a detailThis is an Ottoman illuminated and illustrated Turkish version of ʿAjāʾib al-makhlūqāt (Wonders of creation) by Zakarīyā al-Qazwīnī (d. 692 AH / 1293 CE), made at the request of the Vizier Murtaza Paşa (Murtaḍá Pāshā) (fl. eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE). The codex was completed in 1121 AH / 1717 CE by Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Shākir Rūzmah-ʾi Nāthānī. There are 444 paintings illustrating the…

Turkish version of the Wonders of creation, A duck, Walters Manuscript W.659, fol. 116a detailThis is an Ottoman illuminated and illustrated Turkish version of ʿAjāʾib al-makhlūqāt (Wonders of creation) by Zakarīyā al-Qazwīnī (d. 692 AH / 1293 CE), made at the request of the Vizier Murtaza Paşa (Murtaḍá Pāshā) (fl. eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE). The codex was completed in 1121 AH / 1717 CE by Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Shākir Rūzmah-ʾi Nāthānī. There are 444 paintings illustrating the…

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