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wow; I have never seen anything like this before...its mystical and beautiful. thanks to you both for sharing. "What a gorgeous piece of art by Brooks Shane Salzwedel. Reminiscent of the Japanese art scrolls I love. Thanks, Jennifer Messock, for helping me discover it. -- Eve"

its mystical and beautiful. "What a gorgeous piece of art by Brooks Shane Salzwedel. Reminiscent of the Japanese art scrolls I love. Maybe for a tattoo?

“jadoresimone: Kyoto ”

The red gate you see in the picture is the gate (torii) for one of the shrines in Kyoto, Japan. The color red is a charm against evil spirits for many shrines across Japan. Colors can have different meanings and messages around the world.

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PICTURE OF THE DAY: A River of Light

Paper lanterns floating on the Motoyasu River at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. The event marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing by the United States in In Japan, people float lanterns on the waters to send off spirits of the dead.

Autumn leaves at Ruriko-in, Kyoto, Japan

Rurikou-in Komyo-ji Temple in autumn, Kyoto, Japan. I would love to have this view in autumn sitting on my back porch each evening.

Yokoyama Taikan - Waterfall in Nachi, 1939 Of note: Yokoyama Taikan was the pseudonym of a major figure in pre-World War II Japanese painting. He is notable for helping create the Japanese painting technique of Nihonga. His real name was Sakai Hidemaro

Yokoyama Taikan - Waterfall in Nachi, Of note: Yokoyama Taikan was the pseudonym of a major figure in pre-World War II Japanese painting. He is notable for helping create the Japanese painting technique of Nihonga. His real name was Sakai Hidemaro

Wagasa | Japanese umbrella

Wagasa, the traditional japanese umbrella made from bamboo and washi (Japanese paper), is renowned not only for its beauty but also for the precision open/close mechanism.

Raijin (雷神?) by Kawanabe Kyosai. Raijin is a god of lightning, thunder and storms in the Shinto religion and in Japanese mythology

"Raijin" (雷神) Raijin Is A God Of Lightning, Thunder, & Storms In The Shinto Religion & In Japanese Mythology.