The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.
T’ang Dynasty poem
Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.
~ Wu-men ~
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Japanese Samurai Armor as Art
The Vintage News had a very nice article which was short on text, but long on photographs about Japanese armor of the 17th and 18th centuries, which while fully functional, are stunning objects of art.