One of the longest running historical TV drama series (Taiga Drama) is going to present Akechi Mitsuhide (an important general in the Japanese history) as the protagonist in 2020.
“Ibigawa town associated with Mitsuhide Akechi in the ancient documents”. .
Date: July 27h, 2019
Location: Hanamomo (Regional Exchange Center)
We are logically going to close in on the truth about the relation between Mitsuhide and Ibigawa town, interpreting the ancient documents. Please come and enjoy the seminar!
So, instead of another reminder that pre-registration is closing for 2019 tonight at midnight, how about we tell you about the posters that @dreamworksanimation is sending us to give out? Yes? Yes! DreamWorks Animation is sending us two, that's right two different posters to give out to our Pre-Registrered attendees! One from 3Below: Tales from Arcadia and one from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power!!!! Pre-registered attendees get their choice of of either at badge pick up, while supplies last, so get to badge pick up early! Don't miss out on this great gift from DreamWorks Animation and don't forget to check out both series now streaming on Netflix! Don't miss out on the fun or the posters, Pre-Reg at www.saikoucon.com/registration.html before midnight tonight!
Sorry we're making this announcement on the day pre-reg closes, but it was just confirmed late last night that SaikouCon was on the list of conventions that DreamWorks Animation would be working with this year. We hope you're all as excited as we are to be working with DreamWorks Animation again this year! - Mike
Nagasaki est une ville chargée d’histoire et dont l’authenticité m’a conquis.
Au milieu du XVIe siècle Des explorateurs portugais s’échouèrent accidentellement sur les rives de Kagoshima et par la suite Nagasaki fut bâtit. La ville a surtout connu son essor grâce aux étrangers et le commerce avec les portugais, les chinois, les coréens avec lesquels les Tokugawa entretenaient de très bons liens puis les Néerlandais. Ensuite il y a eu la fermeture des frontières, le commerce clandestin, le nombre important de chrétien et leur persécution... Quand j’ai vu ce bateau, ça m’a évoqué tout cette partie de Nagasaki que le monde a oublié. D’où le filtre pour retranscrire ce que j’imaginais.
Imperial Japanese Navy sailors practice Jūkendō on the deck of a ship. Jūkendō translates as “the way of the bayonet” and is one of the many Japanese martial arts. Bayonet fight techniques had been in Japan since the 1600s but it wasn’t till the Meiji Era and the modernization of Japan that these techniques, as well as new techniques from French military advisors, were brought together to form what became known as Jūkendō. Jūkendō was taught to military personal and eventually found its way into schools. Like so many other Japanese martial arts, jūkendō was banned after World War II by the Occupation Government, but by the mid 1950s had returned. Today the art has a small follower base with most of the practitioners being in the JSDF where jūkendō is still used for training, though there are attempts to bring it back to schools. ~~
Jūkendō is a lot like kendo. The armor is near identical. The target areas include the head, heart, and left side of the opponent. During the years of Imperial Japan practitioners would either go against a n opponent of have a straw dummy to attack. #imperialjapan#imperialjapanesenavy#ija#imperialjapanesemilitary#jukendo#martialarts#japanesemartialarts#military#training#militarytraining#sailors#history#militaryhistory#japanesehistory#japanesemilitaryhistory#historiansunion#blackandwhitephoto
The backstory of the 47 Ronin:
Once upon a time a leader named Asano Naganori was forced under japanese law to do a ritual suicide, for he had assaulted a court official named Kira. His 47 samurai were left leaderless, they decided to take matters into there own hands and take revenge for there master. The Loyal Samurais has planned out a way to kill Kira for there dead leader, soon enough they killed him and held his head up high in honor and went back to there town/village to signify they had gotten revenge(had attacked Kira’s castle and beheaded him)But sadly because they had not followed the laws(which is to follow a fallen master to death so your not a dishonorable masterless samurai). They all ended up having to commit seppuku, an honorable way to die as a warrior(basically what the master did the ritual suicide), ever since they have been visited by people all around the world and I got the honor to see them all.
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This information is taken from “Code of the Samurai, Bushido: The Soul of Japan” by Inazō Nitobe.
The concept of Samurai courage is fascinating. It had all these different attributes to it. To the Japanese Samurai courage itself was tied to righteousness. To be courageous, you and to see what is right and do it. They didn’t believe in dying a “dog’s death” or dying rashly for any one side. To be valiant you had to be righteous and honorable to the point where it was benevolence, even to your enemies. There was also a physical aspect to being brave which every boy and man strove for. To be physically brave you had to be able to do rigorous tasks without showing any sign of pain or struggle. A Samurai was meant to be composed even in the face of adversity. Lastly, there was a part of the Samurai’s idea of courage that had a “sportive element” to it. That’s that were serious and dangerous to ordinary people were games to the brave Samurai. Which is why throughout Japanese history you will find examples of Feudal lords (or Daimyo) conducting military strategy as if it were a game. What do you think of the Samurai idea of courage? Do you feel it’s valid or do you disagree with the ideas within it?
Have a great weekend! .
Kamisori straight razors are quite old and and their introduction into Japan is thought to date back to the 11th or 12th century by Korean or Chinese monks. The spread of Buddhism into Japan is also thought to be responsible for bringing the kamisori style razor. These were used in ceremonial and initiate rituals to shave the heads of the monks. .
Of course the kamisori was also used in what was referred to as the “head inspection.” This head inspection was Samurai proving to their Shogunate lords that the samurai had dispatched and defeated their enemies. They would bring the heads to court where the samurai could prove they had won the day. .
It is a known fact that even after decapitation of the human head from the body, hair continues to grow. It was the duty of a class of person (I believe these were women) to dress the head up so that it was presentable to their lord for head inspection. Part of this dressing up, that included using coloring agents and different methods to bring color to the face of the head was to shave the facial hair and if needed the hair on top of the head. To do this the kamisori straight razor was used. .
I’m going to do a head inspection on myself this morning. Kamisori razors are slightly more demanding than western straight razors. There are several reasons for this but one major difference between kamisori and western straight razors is the use of softer iron and a blend of other steels. This method of using a softer core and other steel is the same method used in making Japanese swords, mostly the katana (ka - ta - na, not katana). The main reason is to provide a razor sharp edge where the hardest steel is employed and yet let the blade be flexible and not brittle so as to avoid breakage. .
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#Japan is a country in #EastAsia . Other names in Japan are "Japan." Because there is only a sea around Japan, it is an island country. The four main islands are Japan, #Hokkaido , and Japan. Japan is the largest island. There are many mountains and volcanoes in Japan. Mt. #Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan. #MountFuji is a volcano.
Founded in 730 c.e.Shitaya Jinja is considered the oldest Inari shrine, possibly the oldest shrine, in Tokyo. It was originally built on the site of what is today the Kaneiji temple in Ueno Park and after many moves finally was built on its current location in 1928. It's famous for its paintings of dragons by Yokohama Taikan. #inari#jinja#jinjawalker#japanesehistory#shitayajinja#sightseeingjapan
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______________________________________________ “Spring Evening” | By: Shotei Takahashi (1871-1945)
Created in the 1930’s, this stunning hosoban-size shin-hanga print depicts a spring evening, featuring a silhouetted woman wearing a kimono and holding a lantern.
Hosoban is a fairly rare narrow print size; about 13" x 6" (33cm x 15cm). It was more common in older actor prints of the eighteenth century, although still used sometimes for kacho-ga in the nineteenth.
Shotei was among the first designers to be recruited into Publisher Shotei Watanabe's stable of artists, which would later expand to include Goyo, Shinsui, Hasui, Kasamatsu, Koson and Koitsu, among others. Many Watanabe prints were designed for export, primarily to North America, where the demand for all things Japanese was high in the early 20th century.
By 1923 Shotei had produced nearly 500 designs for Watanabe, when Tokyo was hit by the Great Kanto earthquake - the worst natural catastrophe in the history of Japan.
The fires ignited by the earthquake raged for three days, and Watanabe's print shop and all the woodblocks created by Shotei and the other early shin-hanga artists, were destroyed.
After the earthquake Shotei created another 250 prints mostly depicting scenic Japanese landscapes in the shin-hanga style he had helped to define. He continued to work for Watanabe, but also worked with the publishers Fusui Gabo and Shobido Tanaka, where he had more control over the finished print than was possible with Watanabe.
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Big fave: First issue of ‘Monthly Mao Zedong Thought’ (May 1968), one of several Japanese Maoist periodicals that flourished around time of the Cultural Revolution. I’ve always been intrigued by the picture on this cover. This defiantly-faced group of iconic workers clearly recalls the bold socialist realist propaganda that was ubiquitous during the Cultural Revolution. But the imagery here is explicitly Japanese, drawing on iconography associated with the postwar labour movement - female and male labourers gathered in a line looking off to the side; a helmeted miner; and cloth headbands (hachimaki) reading ‘unity’ and ‘defeat American imperialism’ (similar to the shuntō badge I introduced a few posts ago). Unfortunately the journal itself contains no info on the cover artist, leaving its provenance a mystery for now.
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Today we went to Mount Koya and we walked through Okunoin and we found the tomb of Shingen Takeda, one of the great feudal lords of Japan.
Late late Saikou Figure Friday with one of my favorite Gundams, the RX-93 Nu-Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack. I don't remember what set this mini Nu-Gundam is from, I don't think it was classified as a Gunpla, and it's not really a model; it was assembled in box except for its fin funnels and shield. Got it at Barnes and Noble back in 2014 or 2015. Excuse the dust on it, haven't played with this figure in a while, it has literally been collecting dust on a shelf. What did you think of the Char's Counterattack film? - Mike
The last clan to make their reappearance is the Tokugawa Clan!
Don't lose this chance to get the amazing:
🌸 6★ [Unifier] Tokugawa Ieyasu
🌸 Ascendable 5★ [Imperial Spy] Hattori Hanzō
🌸 Realm of Souls 5★ [Wise Hero] Sakakibara Yasumasa
🌸 5★ [Prisoner] Tsukiyama-dono
**the Japanese colonial era**
(Just histories..dont missunderstand me. I like japanese ppl)
Kissing at between barbed wire fence
일명 '철조망 키스'
1991 최고의 명작 '여명의 눈동자'
일제시대 배경으로 일본학도병 으로 끌려가 일본군이 된 '최재성' 그리고 강제로 납치되어 정신위안부(일본군 성노예)가 된 '채시라' 그 둘은 숨막히고 끔찍한 하루하루를 버텨내야 하는 상황에서도.. 같은 조선인으로써 연정이 싹터 비밀연애를 하며 서로 의지하며 사랑을 나누게되는데, '최재성'이 버마(미얀마)로 파병되어 헤어지는 상황이 오자 마지막 약속으로 최재성은 채시라에게, 자기아이를 꼭 낳아서 꼭 살아남아있으라며 기약없는 약속을 전한다... 그러면서 최고의 명장면 🔥철조망을 사이로 두고 마지막이 될줄모르는 키스를 나눈다.. #일제강점기#일제시대#전쟁#철조망키스#최재성#채시라#여명의눈동자#위안부#정신대#학도병#전쟁#war#성노예#sexslave#koreahistory#japanesehistory #
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FOR SALE on in eBay store!!
1955 photo of Japanese couple outside the Emperor’s Palace grounds (Link to store in Bio)
Midnight tomorrow, July 20, pre-registration (advance tickets) for 2019 closes. Pre-Registration will not be extended this time, so make sure to hit up www.saikoucon.com/registration.html before pre-reg closes down for the year and all that will be left are at door tickets. - Mike
______________________________________________ “The Tama River in Musashi Province” | By: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Created ca. 1830-33, this ethereal landscape print from the outstanding “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” series, depicts a boat on the Tama River, a major river in Yamanashi, Kanagawa and Tokyo Prefectures on Honshū, Japan.
The series has been described as the artist's "indisputable colour-print masterpiece", and depicts Mount Fuji from different locations and in various seasons and weather conditions.
In this design we see a calm and slightly overcast day, with man leading a horse on the river bank, whilst Mt Fuji sits majestically in the distance through the clouds.
Both Hokusai's choice of art name and frequent depiction of Mount Fuji stem from his religious beliefs. The name Hokusai (北斎) means "North Studio (room)", an abbreviation of Hokushinsai (北辰際) or "North Star Studio". Hokusai was a member of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism, who see the Polaris, or North Star as associated with the deity Myōken (妙見菩薩).
Mount Fuji has traditionally been linked with eternal life in Japan. It is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains" (三霊山 Sanreizan) along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku. It is also a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and one of Japan's Historic Sites. It was added to the World Heritage List as a Cultural Site on June 22, 2013.
According to UNESCO, Mount Fuji has "inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries". _______________________________________________ #picturesofthefloatingworld#ukiyoe#浮世絵#art#artist#artwork#fineart#japaneseart#japanesehistory#arthistory#arteducation#artmuseum#drawing#painting#woodblockprint#japaneseprint #printmaking#reliefprinting #japanesetattoo#katsushikahokusai#mountfuji#tamariver
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If you ever decide to travel to Takayama then make sure to visit The Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine ☺️
______________________________________________ “Moonlit Sea (Blue and Sepia)” | By: Shoda Koho (1871?-1946?)
Created in the 1930’s, this ethereal shin-hanga print depicts a fish boat on a moonlit sea, done in a classic
Hasegawa blue style, with an accompanying sepia version.
This design, as well as Hasegawa Publishing Co’s similar blue designs are very popular and truly evocative of the early 1900's period in Japan with which collectors of shin-hanga prints were so enamoured.
They belong to a collection called “The 21 Night Scene Prints”, done by various artist, including Shoda Koho, Eijiro Kobayashi (1870-1946), Yoshimune Arai (1873-1945) Kiyochika Kobayashi (1847-1915)
and Gyosui Suzuki (1898-?). This set of designs is sometimes regarded as the finest collection of shin-hanga. These prints are very popular and sought-after and are all scenes of either late evening or nighttime views, with many of them printed largely (if not entirely) using only blue and black ink.
The two images above appear to be mid-edition prints, most likely from between the 1930’s and 50’s. The early-edition prints had no margin and thus no publishers seal. The mid-edition prints have the seal in the lower left corner of the margin, as shown above. The late-edition prints, from the 60’s forward are harder to find but are easy to distinguish. They have a publisher seal higher up on the left margin and were printed on more modern paper with a much whiter appearance.
More information about this set of night designs, the innovative publisher who released them and the mostly unknown artists who designed them, can be found via the link on my story. I highly recommend this interesting webpage. It covers old vs new edition prints, re-carving, the history of Hasegawa and Nishinomiya Publishing Co and more.
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