1. "

    Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

    "

    ― Mark Twain

    (via thekhoolhaus)

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    32ki:

    knit: BPN

    OP and jacket: Mary Magdalene

    In Tokyo, it became so cold suddenly today. Winter has come.

    (via astarohime)

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  5. atelier-sento:

    The Accountant Cat - a Daily Sushi submission

    Last month, we hired this cat who is supposed to help us with all the financial issues. He is good at maths and works hard (we have built him a small office in the basement of the sentô, next to the big stove).
    He has a crush on sushi so we pay him in food.

    How is it possible to eat so much?

    (Source: atelier-sento)

  6. vintagegal:

     Japan, 1946 (via)

  7. bornbetweentwosigns:

    Onna-bugeisha (女武芸者) 

    A type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper classThey are sometimes mistakenly referred to as female samurai, although this is an oversimplification. Onna bugeisha were very important people in ancient Japan. Significant icons such as Empress JinguTomoe GozenNakano Takeko, and Hōjō Masako were all onna bugeisha who came to have a significant impact on Japan.

    Nonetheless, for thousands of years, certain upper class Japanese women have learned martial skills and participated in fighting.

    Between the 12th and 19th centuries, many women of the samurai class learned how to handle the sword and the naginata (a blade on a long staff) primarily to defend themselves and their homes. In the event that their castle was overrun by enemy warriors, the women were expected to fight to the end and die with honor, weapons in hand.

    Some young women were such skilled fighters that they rode out to war beside the men, rather than sitting at home and waiting for war to come to them. 

    Read more: http://asianhistory.about.com/od/imagegalleries/ss/samuraiwomen.htm

    (Source: retronaut.com)