Edges of Empires
Still images. Moving images. Sounds. Texts.
Edges of Empires
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oursoulsaredamned:

Painting, hanging scroll. Shaka with Monju and Fugen, guardian kings, demons and priests. Ink and colours and gold on silk.
bject type: painting; hanging scroll
Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
Production date: 1801-1850
Production place: Japan
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theraccolta:

Visions of St. Benedict and St. Paul of God
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Bertil Nilsson
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Islamic architecture in Sanaa, Yemen
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les-sources-du-nil:

Jules Itier (1802-1877)
Porte de la grande pagode de la ville chinoise à Macao, 1844
Door of the big Pagoda of the Chinese City in Macau, 1844
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les-sources-du-nil:

edredon
 
"Sur le fil"
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lensblr-network:

Beppu - Japan
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by hikariphoto.tumblr.com
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thekimonogallery:

1920’s, Japan.  “The maiko [apprentice geisha] and geiko [geisha] have two sets of ceremonial crested kimono one for winter, the other for summer… The maiko’s kimono, which is of winter weight, plus all its accessories, weighs almost twenty kilograms [forty-four pounds], which may be half what she weighs herself, not surprisingly, it takes some time to get accustomed to it.”.  From “Geisha: a living tradition” by Kyoko Aihara, first published 1999, pages 63 & 66.  This type of fully-patterned formal kimono is normally associated with a Ryurei-style Tea Ceremony.  Image and text via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr
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