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Monsters from the Kaibutsu Ehon (“Illustrated Book of…


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Monsters from the Kaibutsu Ehon (“Illustrated Book of Monsters”), 1881. With woodblock prints by Nabeta Gyokuei. the book depicted different types of yōkai, Japanese folkloric creatures.

Retronaut and Pink Tentacle have more pictures and descriptions.

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Japan Earthquake: Before and After

“In just over two weeks, Japan will be observing the one-year anniversary of the disastrous magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that struck its east coast in March of 2011. The destruction was unprecedented and the loss of life and property were staggering — more than 15,800 are confirmed dead, with another 3,300 still listed as missing nearly a year later.”

In Focus has an interactive feature; click the images on the page to fade between a ‘before’ and ‘after’ shot of the same scene.

Japan Earthquake: Before and After

Two woodblock prints from Dekisai kyō miyage (Dekisai’s…

Two woodblock prints from Dekisai kyō miyage (Dekisai’s Souvenirs of Kyoto), a 17th Century guide to Kyoto. The illustrations are attributed to ukiyo-e artist Yoshida Hanbei; the book is part of the Graphic Arts Collection at Princeton.

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