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Kazuo Hasegawa

Kazuo Hasegawa (1908-1984) was a superstar of Japanese stage and screen, but is not so well-known in the UK.

I discovered him when I was reading a translation of… 182 more words


How far are you willing to get a vase for your Zen Garden?

I want you to close your eyes and focus on that blank board in front of you. If something pops into your head, accept it and move on. 205 more words


Brainstorm: A Samurai Sword for Every Woman

I just needed a brainstorm of kick-ass women: bull-and-motorcycle riding, sword-wielding, wheel-grinding women covered in blood. Unfortunately, it required an incredible amount of time to assemble this collection of female power because of the overwhelmingly sexualized portrayal of women online and elsewhere. 49 more words


Statue of 楠木 正成 (Kusunoki Masashige)

This is the photo I used as my twenty-sixth entry for Leanne Cole‘s “Monochrome Madness“.

From what I’ve read, Kusunoki Masashige was a samurai remembered for his loyalty, among other things. 18 more words