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design-is-fine:

Sakenomitei Kudamaki, Pine Tree and Snow from Ehagaki sekai, 1909. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards
bornbetweentwosigns:

Onna-bugeisha (女武芸者) 
A type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class. They are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification. Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan. Significant icons such as Empress Jingu, Tomoe Gozen, Nakano Takeko, and Hōjō Masako were all onna bugeisha who came to have a significant impact on Japan.
Nonetheless, for thousands of years, certain upper class Japanese women have learned martial skills and participated in fighting.
Between the 12th and 19th centuries, many women of the samurai class learned how to handle the sword and the naginata (a blade on a long staff) primarily to defend themselves and their homes. In the event that their castle was overrun by enemy warriors, the women were expected to fight to the end and die with honor, weapons in hand.
Some young women were such skilled fighters that they rode out to war beside the men, rather than sitting at home and waiting for war to come to them. 
Read more: http://asianhistory.about.com/od/imagegalleries/ss/samuraiwomen.htm
rndrd:

Maurizio Sacripanti. Casabella 268 1962: 49
process-vision:

1959 Citroen DS
s-c-r-a-p-b-o-o-k:

Malin Gabriella Nordin, 2013
yama-bato:

Aurel Bauh (1900-1964)
Filets au vent, 1937-1940. Épreuve gélatino-argentique d’époque sur papier mat. Cachet du photographe au dos «PHOTO AUREL BAUH». 29,9 × 39,7 cm. Littérature: «Aurel Bauh 1900-1964. Paris / Bucuresti / Paris» par Michael Ilk, 2011. Image reproduite: n°54
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worldartexpo:

lisa hochstein
thebristolboard:

Original cover painting by Frank Miller (pencils) and Bill Sienkiewicz (everything else) from the Lone Wolf and Cub Deluxe Edition, published by First Publishing, 1988.

My new favorite artist (round III): Hasui Kawase [1/5]
chimneyfish:

from Angel Series, Roma, September 1977

Francesca Woodman