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surfandhangloose:

this is beautiful

surfandhangloose:

this is beautiful

the-art-of-yoga:

Desert Sunset Yoga Chill Session with yogicasino in Joshua Tree California
ॐ☯the-art-of-yoga☯ॐ

the-art-of-yoga:

Desert Sunset Yoga Chill Session with yogicasino in Joshua Tree California

ॐ☯the-art-of-yoga☯ॐ

00cm:

basically me and my sister in kickboxing

00cm:

basically me and my sister in kickboxing

kotakucom:

Extreme apologizing. For when you’ve really pissed her off.

zenigata:

on 2chan.net [ExRare]

zenigata:

on 2chan.net [ExRare]

yajifun:

A Great Competition Between Tiger and Dragon in the Wind and Rain / Yoshitsuya
龍虎競起風雨 歌川芳艶 1856年

yajifun:

A Great Competition Between Tiger and Dragon in the Wind and Rain / Yoshitsuya

龍虎競起風雨 歌川芳艶 1856年

futubandera:

wat?

futubandera:

wat?

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Hiroshi Watanabe.

Faces: Kabuki Players

Those Kabuki players you see in my photographs are not with the mainstream Kabuki companies in Tokyo. They are with localized small groups located in various parts of Japan. They are not professional actors in a sense, as they don’t get paid for their plays. They actually spend quite a lot of their own money to be in the plays. Kabuki is known for lavish make-up, costumes, and stage set-ups. As such, those who want to be in the plays must be committed and prepared. They spend their time and money because of their love for being in the theater—attention they get, pride, prestige, and joy of being part of their tradition. 

One such company is based in a town called Nakatsugawa. The town is cozily nested at the foot of Japan Alps Mountains. It was situated at the halfway point between Tokyo and Kyoto of the old main road called Nakasendo in Edo era, and because of this strategic location, it flourished as a trading post about three hundred years ago. The town became rich, but had no cultures as they are away from big cities. They had to wait for Kabuki Company to arrive, which comes only once a year. Being tired of waiting, they finally decided to do Kabuki by themselves. They built a theater and hired make-up artists, costumers, and stage craftsmen from Kyoto just for themselves, and they started to play their favorite stories. Thus it became their tradition.

I believe good portraits are the ones that show the characters and personality of the subjects—their human beings. I find it a difficult task, as people are so well educated about photographs nowadays. People know how to pose, how to make impressions, and how to look good, and hardly reveal what they really are. 

Those Kabuki players are also hidden in heavy make-up and wardrobes in a made-up world. But when they sit in front of my camera between plays, they are so much saturated (and worried) in their roles, that they pay very little attention to my existence. They are struck with stage fright and they repeat their lines over and over as I photograph. Remember this is not what they do everyday. On the other hand, they are not afraid of me, or of anyone else, as their faces are shielded by the heavy make-ups. They can be themselves without worrying about other people, as if they were in the masquerade. They feel that no one knows who he or she really is, or at least people know that they were in a fictional world. At those moments, they are much closer to me. (artist statement)
ayatollah:

hwtizds:

hkdmz:

 誰か英訳つけといて(w

英訳つけましたwwリブログ中心ユーザーは共感できる!会話に参加したりコミュニティや日記としても利用している欧米ティーンはすぐにはピンと来ないかもしれないけど。
”tumblr. it’s like sorting out male and female chicks.” (if this doesn’t make sense, think scrolling and liking and reblogging…it’s a general trend that most Japanese users like to use tumblr mainly to reblog, and less as a place to talk/write much about themselves or post gpoys. :D)

haha this is pretty true, though researching in the archives has helped me to know who is what.

ayatollah:

hwtizds:

hkdmz:

 誰か英訳つけといて(w

英訳つけましたww
リブログ中心ユーザーは共感できる!
会話に参加したりコミュニティや日記としても利用している欧米ティーンはすぐにはピンと来ないかもしれないけど。


”tumblr. it’s like sorting out male and female chicks.”

 (if this doesn’t make sense, think scrolling and liking and reblogging…it’s a general trend that most Japanese users like to use tumblr mainly to reblog, and less as a place to talk/write much about themselves or post gpoys. :D)

haha this is pretty true, though researching in the archives has helped me to know who is what.

投資で大勝ちしたファンドマネジャーも、経営で成功したカリスマ経営者も、成功した人はたんに偶然だったか、コインをフリップする数(=トライした数)が多かっただけということも多い。