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Nanori

If you are interested in samurai and make a point of studying them, you will probably come across the term “nanori” somewhere in your research. Nanori is a term meaning “name announcing”; something that we samurai allegedly did back in our day. 277 more words

Art

Purpose

Having failed his
marriage, the aging man
Dies on purpose.

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Haiku

Whiskey

Too much whiskey -
he grabs
The wrong ass.

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Haiku

Death Perspective

Autumn wind of eve,
blow away the clouds that mass
over the moon’s pure light
and the mists that cloud our mind,
do thou sweep away as well. 46 more words

The Christmas Decathlon (Review by Spidey)

Ten sets of kit packed on Thursday night. 0549 bus into Cardiff City Centre. Coffee. 0630 National Express bus to Victoria. Full English breakfast. Zones 1 to 6 travel card. 8,207 more words

Reviews

Excellence In Motion - Photo shoot

Another photo shoot within my project explored the isolation of a samurai warrior.

Expressing  the fascinating and pure devotion reached through discipline and honor within the practices of the warriors.

        

Fashion

Government in the Heian Period

Japan’s government in the Heian Period constituted as a monarchy, led by a male Emperor. However, the Emperor was controlled and manipulated by the most powerful family in Japan: the Fujiwara. 224 more words

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