poboh: 1900 Camille Pissarro (French Impressionist/Pointillist, 1830-1903) ~ Vase of Flowers Tulips and Garnets
morning-dove: Secret Garden by michiamo
poboh: 1899 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French Post Impressionist/Printmaker, 1864-1901) ~ Behind the Scenes
And men said that the blood of the stars flowed in her veins. — The Silver Chair, by C. S. Lewis via suzywire
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paintswithwords: Life is a journey . fastrack . slowtrack . just get on the track . and live ~ paintswithwords
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peira: farewell-kingdom: 2007 Maciej Zielinski (Polish, 1971) ~ Under Full Sail
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An onna-bugeisha (女武芸者) was a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese upper class.
Many wives, widows, daughters, and rebels answered the call of duty by engaging in battle, commonly alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war.
They also represented a divergence from the traditional “housewife” role of the Japanese woman. They 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 Jingu, Tomoe Gozen, Nakano Takeko, and Hojo Masako were all onna bugeisha who came to have a significant impact on Japan.
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app1ejuice: Close-up of a big ball of fungus growing on the side of a dead tree. The spiders have been exploring it.