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Saw these two regal beauties and was reminded of the beautiful Tale of the Mandarin Ducks.. ____________________________________________ The samurai looked into the drake's dark eyes. "Sire," said the samurai to the king, "you must not keep him. He is meant to live free." The king frowned. "Who cares?" he said. "I wish to own him, and whatever the king wishes, the king shall have." The samurai looked outside, beyond the palace gates. There, at the edge of the stream, he spied a mandarin duck less colorful than the drake. The samurai realized that this creature with feathers the color of soft wood was the drake's partner. She was mourning her beloved. "The drake's mate needs him," the samurai argued, "and he needs his freedom." The king flew into a rage. "You dare to question your king?" he cried. "Go away from my sight until you understand the drake is mine." All that day the samurai mourned for the mandarin drake, and when he slept he dreamed of the creature flying away. If anyone understood how the poor caged creature felt, it was the samurai, trapped as surely as the drake. That night, when everyone else was asleep, one of the maids crept into the room where the king had left the cage. Spying the captive bird, she too felt her heart break, for she also longed for freedom. She opened the door to the cage, and the drake looked into her eyes. "Go now," she whispered, and she moved to a window and opened it. When she looked outside, she saw the drake's mate framed in the waning moonlight. A moment later both mandarins flew away. ____________________________________________
Okame 🖤 Flash disponível para tatuar! Informações por mensagem privada. 📩
Thank you Joel! Heavy-duty oni mask,raw organic and unprocessed! #onimask #boldasstattoos #japanesefolklore #tatuaggiorientali #dinotattoo #washingtontattoo #tikitattoo
A small Momotaro & co doodle for my Japanese culture class! #art #doodle #peach #momotaro #illustration #art #digitalart #japan #japanesefolklore #folklore #boy #dog #bird #monkey #cartoon
Been playing this game all week such a beautiful game love the Japanese folklore all the art and colors #okami #whitewolf #amaterasu #ps2 #ps4 #wii #playstation #nintendo #japanesefolklore #japanese #masterpiece #retrogaming #retrogamer #retrocollective #retro #gamer #gaming
One of this weeks fridge newbies. Peppery, umami, tart Yōkai from @wildbeerco. A lighter, fresher cousin to the monstrous BA Yadōkai we’ve had on tap. Come get it. #japanesefolklore #umami #savourybeer #goodbeer #freshfridges #beer #glasgowbeer #southside #drinkup
Today we bring you two posters of works by the late and great #ShigeruMizuki , master of #yōkai stories! You might know one of them as #GeGeGenoKitarō , but do you know the other one? #anime #yokai #animation #poster #animeposter #animeposters #gegegenokitaro #akumakun #japan #japaneseculture #japanesefolklore #kitaro #shingoumoregi
Yōkai (妖怪) The Yōkai are demons in the Japanese folklore, she's a Yōkai in the Yomi, the Japanese word for Underworld. I Just finished my exams, so, I'll be doing more art. 💕 Los Yōkai son demonios en el folklor japonés, ella es una Yōkai en el Yomi, La palabra japonesa para Inframundo. Acabo de terminar mis exámenes, entonces estaré haciendo más arte.💕 Song: Yuki Kajiura - A Shadow #illustration #digitalillustration #japanese #japanesegirl #oriental #yomi #japanesefolklore #cool #goth #art #dark #darkart #darkness #artistsoninstagram #black #demon #yokai #mexico #ilustracion #artistasmexicanos #arte #ilustraciondigital #girl #makeup #gothgirl #kanji #leatherjacket #artcollective #illustragram
Cautious, clever, insecure, and a total hoarder. Jguryyk got a redesign, but he’s still you’re favorite runt of the litter Oni and social outcast. Perhaps the only place where he would truly be himself is in the company of a certain Lich and a cursed Samurai #samuraikelp #oni #yokai #Jguryyk #goblin #fantasy #japan #japanesemythology #japanesefolklore #undead #drawing #doodle #sketch #art #oc #originalcharacter #myoc #pencildrawing #dark #emo #emoboy #scythe #protagonist #hero #honor
Hyottoko disponível para tatuar🖤 MP para informações 📩
Lower leg from the legsleeve I finished earlier this week. This part is healed for quite a while #zombietattoohelsinki #matzon #japanesetattoo #colortattoo #orientaltattoo #legtattoo #tattoostellstories #japanesefolklore #nofilters #customtattoo
The hero Watanabe no Tsuna decided that he would confront a Demon that was endangering people passing through the Rashōmon Gate in Kyoto. Whilst he was waiting nearby a beautiful woman approached him and convinced him to leave. Whilst leaving on horseback Watanabe was shocked when he glanced over and spied the woman, who morphed into a Hannya (a female Japanese demon). In shock he drew his sword and cut off her arm which he then kept in a chest as a trophy. Later the Hannya visited the warrior disguised as his aunt. She convinced him to show her his trophy and upon drawing it out the Hannya snatched it back and fled. The legend is displayed here in this drawing by Shibata Zeshin. #severnriveryokai
Karasu Tengu 🖤 Disponível para tatuar! 🌸Mensagem privada para informações!
Ogre bros, Aka-Oni (Red Ogre) and Ao-Oni (Blue Ogre). Some reoccurring background characters for this idea I'm developing. I wish I could have got these done much sooner but last week was a rough one. #art #artistsoninstagram #characterdesign #visdev #characters #visualdevelopment #ogre #oni #japanesefolklore #folklore #japanese #digitalpainting #drawing #painting #digitalart #originalart
I’m doing Yokai on my blog this week, will post here when on main blog! #oni #yokai #japanesefolklore #demon #art #digitalart #paranormal #supernatural
Today is the Day... Nobody knows how much I love this game. If you've never played it, you should definitely try ! #okami #okamihd #amaterasu #whitewolf #videogames #ps4 #japanesefolklore #japanesemythology #remasteredversion #bestgameever #mychildhoodsummedup
kaguya hime no momogatari - cutest scene i've see from ghibli movies yet 😊😊 #talesofprincesskaguya #japanesefolklore #ghibli #ghiblies
Yakukawa Sampei Munenori. One of the 47 Ronin to commit mass Seppuku after avenging their Lord. Print by Kuniyoshi. #severnriveryokai #yokai #japan #japanesefolklore #folklore #legend #47 #ronin #samurai
December 10, 2017 Hojoko last night :D So happy to see @multifariousanarchy_ & @mojomaddx , and first time singing karaoke publicly! My song of choice: BYOB by System of a Down. Thanks @multifariousanarchy_ for the delicious drinks! Thanks @julesbernal for the killer photo! I had a ton of fun XD, thanks @hojokoboston #hojoko #hojokoboston #boston #izakaya #americanizakaya #numetal #thrashmetal #thrash #alternativemetal #alternative #metal #systemofadown #system #down #soad #byob #bring #your #own #bombs #mezmerize #karakassa #kasaobake #kasa #obake #japanese #folklore #japanesefolklore #folk #lore
Continuando o #challengemangasfimdeano . . Dia 11 - Ah se arrependimento matasse! Um mangá que você deixou passar e se arrependeu. . E o escolhido foi Inuyasha 😭 A época do meio tanko foi tempo de baixíssima qualidade e preços, mas foi também uma época de baixíssimo poder aquisitivo pra mim, que não tinha um ganho fixo e tal. Mesmo que as primeiras edições de muitas séries custassem 2,90R$ não dava pra comprar tudo o que eu queria (e tinha muita coisa boa sendo publicada viu), de modo que eu tinha que escolher alguns títulos para deixar de lado, e Inuyasha foi um desses escolhidos. Acho que arrependimento não é exatamente o que me acomete quanto a isso, qualquer um que eu deixasse de colecionar faria a mesma falta hoje. Eu simplesmente tive que escolher "sem ter escolha". Contudo, o problema está para ser resolvido já que a JBC está negociando um relançamento, com certeza terei uma edição bem melhor do que a antiga agora. . #manga #inuyasha #rumikotakahashi #fantasy #japanesefolklore #shonen
Masterpiece HD ! Okami is back, really a game you absolutely need in your collection 😍 And for 20€, you can't say no. 👌🏻 #大神 #狼 [ #天照 #Okami #Izanagi #izanami #susanoo #Amaterasu #japanesefolklore #japan #game #gaming #okamihd #otaku
Seichu Gishiden, on of the 47 Ronin. See previous post for story! Kuniyoshi #severnriveryokai #yokai #japan #japanesefolklore #folklore #legend #47ろにん
"You really have pretty eyes. They're like the fruit of hawthorn plants, swaying in the breeze. But... not even birds would eat them. They're not sweet, bitter, or even poisonous, yet they provide nothing." Nora - Noragami #noragami #nora #hiro #adadachitoka #fanart #quotes #anime #manga #folklore #japanesefolklore #god #spirit #spirits #kami #weapon #weapons #shinki #regalia #water
The Tale of the Faithful Samurai or 47 Ronin is a famous legend. When their Lord was unjustly made to commit Seppuku (ritual suicide) he did so willingly to uphold his honor. The 47 Samurai under his command were now masterless (Ronin). Angered by their master's unnecessary death they decided to take vengeance. They spent a year pretending to be drunks, mercenaries and gamblers whilst they prepared their revenge. The Ronin beheaded the Lord who ordered the Seppuku and took it back to their master's grave. After accomplishing this all 47 of them committed Seppuku as atonement for their deed. Their grave can be visited in Tokyo today. The print is by Kuniyoshi, I will be posting further images created by Kuniyoshi who was inspired by the tale. #severnriveryokai #yokai #legend #japan #japanesefolklore #folklore #samurai #ronin #47ronin
After three years living in Japan, Japanese illustrations and folklore are a really good inspiration to go back to. Nine tailed fox is a classic image. Tools: copic markers in W02, W05, C05, W09, R20, R27 and RV69, a black multiliner and white gel pen #illustration #japan #japanesefolklore #folklore #ninetails #ninetailedfox #kitsune #japaneseillustration #instaart #artistsoninstagram #torontoartists #geisha #fox #foxes #tails
Folklore creature 2: Kamaitachi or Sickle Weasel These little guys are teeny weasels that fly around on dust devils. They hang out in threes and swoop in on unsuspecting people walking in the wilderness and quickly cut them with their long sickle-like nails. One cuts you, one sips on your blood and one heals you up a little. All this happens so quick you don’t even notice. So if a mysterious cut appears after you’ve been hiking and don’t remember getting cut, they could be the sickle weasel 🐱 . . . #folklore #sickleweasel #japanesefolklore #kamaitachi #creature #weasel
Taira no Masakado Part 2. Masakado's head would call out at night crying for it's body so it could fight again. One night the head started glowing and flew through the air, terrorising anyone who came across the strange spectre. The head eventually landed in a fishing village (the future Edo/Tokyo) and the terrified locals quickly buried the head and later a tomb was erected. The people of Tokyo still fear the legend and with good reason: In the 20s the tomb was flatted to make way for building however, a large amount of people died following the works. Some had grotesque injuries on their feet - supposedly from walking across the burial grounds. The people promptly rebuilt the Tomb and had a shinto ceremony in the hopes they appeased the old Warlord. #severnriveryokai #yokai #yurei #ghost #samurai #tokyo #japan #japanesefolklore
Taira no Masakado Part 1. Taira no Masakado was a Warlord from Japan's Heian period. Seeking more power he conquered areas that would later form part of modern day Tokyo. Feeling this was an attack to his position the Emperor was enraged. He hunted down and killed Masakado with an overwhelming military force but this was not enough. He had him beheaded and put on display in Kyoto. However the head didn't seem to decompose, in fact day by day it seemed that the eyes became more farce and his mouth formed a haunting smile. Woodblock print by Yoshitoshi #severnriveryokai #yokai #yurei #ghost #japan #japanesefolklore #samurai
My best nine of 2017! The year I finally graduated artschool and finally felt a sense of freedom in what I'm allowed to create again. As silly as she may look, Sluguenda is the embodiment of this in a way...as I am able to create from the heart again instead of making art for my teachers who I didn't feel any connection with. It is also the year that my dog passed away and it has brought me so much sadness and at the same time so much inspiration. He even helped me to graduate from artschool, which was during a period I often felt like quitting art. The memories I have of him will be treasured in my projects in which he will continue to live ❤ #art #vultureculture #deadbird #slug #dog #fox #memorial #deadanimal #bestofnine #bestofnine2017 #fantasyart #artistsoninstagram #animalfuneral #darkbeautymagazine #yokai #japanesefolklore
In Japanese folklore these little guys are called Kappa or Kawataro. In Shinto they are water deities 💦👽💠#japanesefolklore #mythology #stories #insights #imagination #amphibious #aliens
Another idle from earlier this week. Exploring Kit's glamour, in both his flamboyant style and disguising his spirit-features. In both he's been bringing a whole new meaning to tailcoat since the Muromachi period. I really need to draw something other than Kit.. . . . . . #sabhaircíncast #pencildrawing #pencilsketch #characterdesign #kitthenogitsune #kitsune #japanesemythology #japanesefolklore #comicartist #characterbuilding #fivetailfox #yeahiknowtailcoatsdidntexist500yearsago
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