Set of anatomical illustrations that provide a unique perspective on the evolution of medical knowledge in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868).I saw a copy in a Japanese museum once and want a copy of that so bad !
Photograph of Japanese express messenger with traditional tattoo in the Edo period (19th century)1870-80.
COMBUSTIBLE 火要鎮 aas awarded the Grand Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival Animation Division on December 16th last year.Directed by KATSUHIRO OTOMO 大友克洋 (director and writer of akira1988).
The city of Edo, the 18th Century.Owaka, the daughter of a merchant family, and her childhood friend Matsukichi.The two were drawn to each other,but Matsukichi has been disowned by his family,and is working for the city fire brigade.Meanwhile, negotiations begin for the arrangement of Owaka’s marriage.Unable to let go of her thoughts of Matsukichi,her mad emotions make her bring about a massive inferno which razes Edo.By chance encounter, the two meet again amidst the fires.It is an epic spectacle set against the stage of the massive metropolis of Edo.
These 19th century novelty photographs feature a variety of beheaded Victorian ladies and gentlemen. The effect was achieved through multiple negatives and other pre-Photoshop trickery.
Portraits of the Unexpected by Sofia photograper/art director Lyubomir Sergeev(artist page).
This is the story of the long journey of a beautiful small country which has successfully been destroying itself through corruption, vileness, and political machinations that led to the painful agonizing existence of today’s generation. We and our families grew up in Bulgaria and never gave up. We continue our fight and critical thinking and this is our protest against the Present, our resentment and disillusionment, through the eyes of our rich history. Bulgaria’s celebrated Past is the only thing keeping us going and that is why, in order for us to be heard, we dared strike in its very heart, obliterate it and strip our nation from its pride and dignity.
We used the role – model of common people who became true legends and wrote history, in words and in spirit, with their struggles, courage and determination, and their sacrifice for the motherland. They are Bulgaria! Their ideal was their fight: “If I win, the entire nation wins; if I lose, I lose only myself.”
We undertook this long journey into the past to meet these khans, kings, monks, freedom fighters, poets, and princes, to show them Bulgaria today and hear their last resolve. This is how they answered us – with disappointment, disgust and pain.
“Portraits of the Unexpected” was a great challenge for us because the real End was foretold by the time we live in. Therefore, we will continue to sinfully ’’kill’’ our Bulgarian icons until someone convinces us otherwise.