Miroslav Klose announces his retirement from international football! Thank you for all the effort you have put into each and every game, in order to make each and every world and euro cup special for all of those watching. We will never forget your famous flips on the pitch. We salute you. You truly are a football legend.
Schweini, Klose, and Boateng’s hand.
A Land of Narrow Paths is a Kickstarter Project dedicated to recreating an Edo Period map of Japan. Nicholas Cladis makes his own paper (washi), prints using woodblocks (ukiyo-e), and all the labels and folkloric images are done using calligraphy in sumi ink.
One of the pledge rewards is an obake deck. Obake karuta is an Edo era card game where players match riddles read by a referee with the associated yokai. The back of the deck will come with alternate sides and riddles. Explore the Edo period’s most famous road by playing a karuta with remastered Hiroshige woodblock prints — and riddles inspired by Edo era haiku and travel diaries.
Check our his project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nicholascladis/a-land-of-narrow-paths
Cartographic representations of Edo period Japan created with a combination of traditional and digital techniques.
An awesome project to recreate a map of Japan that the people from the Edo Period used. They make their own paper, use actual woodblock printing for the map texture, and have hand-drawn images of youkai to go with it.
"These maps are not modern, satellite-perfect portrayals of Japan. Instead, this project is an attempt to create maps similar to ones that citizens of the era might have actually used in their travels — albeit cleaned up and in English.”
I really want the main map, but I don’t have any space in the house for it!
The Japanese cherry blossom, known as the Sakura in Japanese, is the flower of a cherry tree that is cultivated for its decorative features rather than for cherries (it doesn’t bear fruit). The overwhelming beauty of the cherry blossom bloom has been known and adored for ages. The blooming period is associated with Japanese traditions, culture, aesthetics, and is a bittersweet metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life itself.
The blooming cherry blossoms herald the beginning of the centuries-old Hanami festival – the traditional Japanese custom of picnicking under trees rich with flowering Sakura branches and enjoying this short but striking first breath of spring. The blossoming wave usually starts in Okinawa in January or February and progresses through all of Japan until April or May. The cherry blossom front (Sakura zensen) can be conveniently tracked every year using this calendar.
HAAAAAAAAAAAA wanna go back.