Posts tagged with japanese

This is definitely Ghost In The Shell, but is it from the movies, the tv series, the new series? It’s making me crazy!

This is definitely Ghost In The Shell, but is it from the movies, the tv series, the new series? It’s making me crazy!

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we rain

we rain

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prostheticknowledge:

Intricate Japanese Movable Type Sets 

Dark Roasted Blend provides some history and great photos on the subject of early Japanese (and Asia) printing:

Craft letterpress companies are experiencing a revival in recent times, and nowhere it is more evident than in Japan. Most of you will be familiar with the ancient Chinese and Japanese art of woodblock printing, but masterpieces created with wood and metal movable type are somewhat lesser known, although they show craftsmanship and attention to detail similar to fine woodblock prints. 

The first movable type and printing presses were invented in Asia, not Europe.

…but their development stalled because of the extreme complexity and sheer number of Chinese and Korean characters (the same problem that the Asian cultures faced with the transition to typewriters and the internet). We can thank the simplicity of Western alphabets for the rapid development and adoption of the printed word in Europe, which quickly lead to the Renaissance and further advances in culture and education.

It is a widespread misconception that Johannes Gutenberg created the first movable type system and the printing press, around 1450 A.D. It’s true, Gutenberg was the first to make his movable type from a certain alloy of lead, tin, and antimony (which was more efficient than iron, used in Asia) - but movable type itself was originally invented in China around 1040 A.D. by Bi Seng (during the Song Dynasty). The new system was badly needed to replace the labor-intensive woodblock printing technique, where a single wooden block was carved to represent a single page.

More interesting information and great photos on the subject can be found at Dark Roasted Blend here

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You make miso happy

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mayanhandballcourt:

World’s Fair, 1970, Osaka, JapanPhotographer Ferdinando Scianna (via Slate/Magnum Photos)

mayanhandballcourt:

World’s Fair, 1970, Osaka, Japan
Photographer Ferdinando Scianna 
(via Slate/Magnum Photos)

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hiromitsu:

Shirakawa-go House by Jerry Perez Jr on Flickr.

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Katsushiro Otomo’s Wakusei Tako Nendaiki ( (via katsuhiro otomo, la biographie integrale)

Katsushiro Otomo’s Wakusei Tako Nendaiki ( (via katsuhiro otomo, la biographie integrale)

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cool illustration by = CT =.
You will also like: levitating fly.

cool illustration by = CT =.

You will also like: levitating fly.

Source: pixiv.net

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Japanese with Pig and Wave. illustration by JaimePosadas. Would you like that job?
You will also like: more art.

Japanese with Pig and Wave. illustration by JaimePosadas. Would you like that job?

You will also like: more art.

Source: jaimeposadas.deviantart.com

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Sayoko Ozaki

Sayoko Ozaki

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Sayaka Ando. Repair my soul. Photo seen at vostone

Sayaka Ando. Repair my soul. Photo seen at vostone

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I had an idea a few weeks ago, but I forgot it, so I have nothing better to do than to post a photo of a beautiful girl….I hope you’re not mad about that.Ž (via motodouri)

I had an idea a few weeks ago, but I forgot it, so I have nothing better to do than to post a photo of a beautiful girl….I hope you’re not mad about that.Ž (via motodouri)

Source: flickr.com

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That set at flickr has 110 photos of the lovely and sexy japanese bikini idol Nozomi Sasaki

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