Tenchi Meisatsu, the story of Shibukawa Harumi, the samurai who created the Japanese calendar.
The man who created the Japanese calendar, Shibukawa Harumi. The movie Tenchi Meisatsu was made based on his life.
Jed Henry is an illustrator from Indiana, USA, with a strong love for Japan and its gaming culture, which is being reflected in his works. He is a self-proclaimed lifelong gamer, Japanophile, and all-around nerd currently illustrating children’s books and bringing projects like Ukiyo-e Heroes to life.
In the Ukiyo-e Heroes project, he merges characters from modern games into ancient Japanese style and settings. The result of this mix brings us unique and very interesting works that you will find at the end of this article.
Some of the game represented include famous titles like Final Fantasy, Rockman, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart, Metroid, Castlevania, etc.
Samurai Art got in touch with him and he agreed to answer a few questions where he talks about his inspirations, his obsession about Japan and his very interesting two years spent there. Very inspiring!
Today, I would like to introduce the work of an artist from Italy who happens to be deeply in love with Japan.
Flavio Gallozzi is an Italian professional photographer working in Milano, London and Japan. Through his photos, he shares his love for Japan, to where he regularly travels.
In this post, I will only share some of his photos of katana, but he also shoots a lot more in fashion, still life, beauty and portrait.
Today, I would like to share with you some samurai wallpapers done by artist Alex Fechner, under the theme ‘Samurai vs. Zombies’. He kindly sent me his artworks so I can share them with you.
Alex Fechner, who also goes by the name The Knight of Design, is an artist from Frankfurt whose work I found on CGhub (a website regrouping various artworks). You can find more about him at the following websites:
Click on the images below to see them in higher resolution.
Kiyomizu-dera is one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto from the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous places to visit in Kyoto. In English, Kiyomizu means clear water and dear means temple.
I also heard that it is illuminated by night during certain periods in Fall and Spring, but I’ve never had the chance to see it. Must be pretty!
This temple is not too far from Ginkaku-ji, so I would recommend you to visit both of them on the same day.
Ginkaku-ji (or Temple of the Silver Pavilion) is one of the 17 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto from the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Compared to the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, it feels less magnificent and more natural, but still beautiful. It features a sand garden where bees inhabit and a vast moss garden where it feels refreshing to walk during a hot Summer day (temperature can go up to a very humid 40ºC in Kyoto).
One of the must-go-see spot in Kyoto!
Kinkaku-ji (or Temple of the Golden Pavilion) is one of the 17 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto from the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Having been there, I can understand why it attracts so many visitors (foreigners as well as Japanese people themselves) throughout the year. The temple itself is magnificent with its golden coating and it is surrounded by a stunningly beautiful lake and garden. There is a lot of truly great pictures of it on the Internet, but believe me that have to see it in real to understand how beautiful it truly is.
I went there this Summer and took a few photos for you to see!