from the Sixty-nine stations of the Kiso road series (Kisokaidō Rokujūku-tsugi)
Edo period, c.1834 Japan
25.7 x 38.1 cm (image and sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1910
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Have you seen such things before? They look like specimens of small fish and animals. Yet somehow, their flesh is transparent and their bones translucent.
Different kind of tea, difference taste
The dynamic tones and rhythms were swift-flowing like a raging river.
The expressive emotions were as powerful as a storm.
The inexhaustible energy that has been sealed in a small body exploded and filled the concert hall through fingers and hands, facial expressions, and arm and leg movements.
What's THAT on the stage? All the seats are taken! I see! It's English rakugo performer, Showko-san, and her puppet monsters! Japanesey? JAPANEASY!…
Create your own chopstick bag and more.
Every country has its own set of table manners. The table manners required when partaking of delicate Japanese cuisines are often considered too rigid. Manners are, however, an expression of how much you are about others at the same table, and represent the most efficient way of having meals. You can use chopsticks neatly and naturally by learning a warm manner in our life every day even any kind of situation. They are convenient when is used, but do not disturb the atmosphere at table; learn a manner to keep it.
Reflecting one’s self by the manner. Be a chopsticks master!
Sri Lanka is famous for their 6 cultural World Heritage sites. The last several days we visited a couple of sites on the list. Our first stop of the day was Sigiriya — the Lion Rock.
When I first looked at the site, I thought about Uluru. Well, they are similar since both of them are giant natural rocks. The difference is the site in Sigiriya was human modified: they built palaces, digged swimming pools, and drew paintings on the wall.