Posts tagged japan.

eleanasound:

The Last Japanese Mermaids 

For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.

In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence

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rnortal:

mattpichette:

ninjalaptop:

inthatinstantwewerealive:

Old meets new

Wow, this is really cute.

Just the contrast between the era styles are so interesting. Couldn’t resist reblogging.

THIS PICTURE ALWAYS MAKES ME SQUEAL

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#photo  #japan  #world  

sketchyraviel:

American commercials need to get on Japan’s level!

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leonardo2ing:

車窓より。
#Yokosuka #Amsterdam #420 #japan

justa-fangirl:

Romano: *aggressively eats mochi*

(Source = Otomedia magazine)

S-SPain…….

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When you’re trying to browse JP PoTO fanart sites and most of the links are broken with that accursed 404 sign and I JUST-

  December 03, 2012 at 11:19pm

romanorgasm:

Old style;

New style;

JUST. DAAANG.

Hmm…still kind of iffy on both though… we shall see.

I want them to be my grandpaaaas

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#hetalia  #aph  #germany  #italy  #japan  

Izanagi- & Izanami-no-Okami

Persona 4 otp 

  July 10, 2012 at 10:48pm

I want a wall like this somewhere in Seattle…