✮ Temple of 1000 Buddhas (sanjusangendo) in Kyoto, Japan

Japan in Pictures: KYOTO

A window of Enlightenment at Unryu-in temple, Kyoto, Japan

A window of Enlightenment at Unryu-in temple, Kyoto, Japan **Love round windows. So much prettier to look at.

Toshiro Mifune. "Rashomon" directed by the great Akira Kurosawa.

Legendary actor Toshirô Mifune ("Rashoman", "Throne of Blood", "The Hidden Fortress", "Seven Samurai", "Yojimbo") grooms his beard on set - .

Winter landscape  ca. 1865-1870    Shiokawa Bunrin , (Japanese, 1808-1877)   Edo period or Meiji era     Ink on silk panel  H: 139.7 W: 69.2 cm   Japan

Winter landscape ca. Shiokawa Bunrin , (Japanese, Ink on silk panel H: W: cm Japan

Rashomon poster

Rashomon is a 1950 Japanese crime drama film directed by Akira Kurosawa, working in close collaboration with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa. It stars Toshirō Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyō and Takashi Shimura.

Chinese troops marching on The Great Wall near Peiping during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Photographed 28 October 1937.

Chinese troops marching on The Great Wall near Peiping during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Yukio Mishima

“True beauty is something that attacks, overpowers, robs, and finally destroys.

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