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fyeah-history:

Japanese fireman uniform, c. 1900Surviving Japanese firemen’s jackets of the Edo and Meiji periods often have boldly dye-patterned linings like this one. The heavy quilted jackets, worn wet, provided protection for the firefighters, and some scholars suggest that the often supernatural images on the linings were meant to add to his safety.
The lining of this jacket depicts a climactic scene in a story from the Kojiki (Chronicle of Ancient Matters). Susa-n-o-mikoto, the brother of the sun goddess, saves the eighth and last daughter of an elderly couple from being eaten by a dragon.

fyeah-history:

Japanese fireman uniform, c. 1900
Surviving Japanese firemen’s jackets of the Edo and Meiji periods often have boldly dye-patterned linings like this one. The heavy quilted jackets, worn wet, provided protection for the firefighters, and some scholars suggest that the often supernatural images on the linings were meant to add to his safety.

The lining of this jacket depicts a climactic scene in a story from the Kojiki (Chronicle of Ancient Matters). Susa-n-o-mikoto, the brother of the sun goddess, saves the eighth and last daughter of an elderly couple from being eaten by a dragon.

(Source: metmuseum.org, via immovabletanuki)

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antelucanhourglass:

Howard Hodgkin

*** A Scarlet Evening, The Antelucan Hourglass
*** An annotated Q313 Retrospective, 25 - 27 Oct 2013
British artist Hodgkin represented the UK at the Venice Biennale in 1984. He won the Turner Prize in 1985 and was knighted in 1992.
Although this is the work of a Western artist, this feels very eastern to me…almost an artistic take on Ying and Yang.

antelucanhourglass:

Howard Hodgkin

*** A Scarlet Evening, The Antelucan Hourglass

*** An annotated Q313 Retrospective, 25 - 27 Oct 2013

British artist Hodgkin represented the UK at the Venice Biennale in 1984. He won the Turner Prize in 1985 and was knighted in 1992.

Although this is the work of a Western artist, this feels very eastern to me…almost an artistic take on Ying and Yang.

(Source: artssake)