2. Week's Favorite
The first two will be the same, except we’ll work our way through the alphabet. The second can be a favorite image or activity from the week. The third will be different each time.
April 2016 - Toronto ON
Starts with S - toy SOLDIERS
The Honourable Henry N. R. Jackman Collection of Toy Soldiers in the Royal Ontario Museum is the largest and finest collection of toy soldiers in a Canadian public institution. Includes British and Commonwealth figures, armies of the world, tanks, cannons, wagons, trucks, motorcycles, and the royal coronation coach of Elizabeth II.
This photo really caught my attention displaying tattoos done by Horiyoshi III Sandaime Horiyoshi, born 1946 as Yoshihito Nakano (中野 義仁?)) is a horishi (tattoo artist), specializing in Japanese traditional full-body tattoos, or "suits," called Irezumi or Horimono.
SMILE - again from the tattoo exhibit at the ROM.
Traditional Ainu culture was quite different from Japanese culture. Never shaving after a certain age, the men had full beards and moustaches. Men and women alike cut their hair level with the shoulders at the sides of the head, trimmed semi circularly behind. The women tattooed their mouths, and sometimes the forearms. The mouth tattoos were started at a young age with a small spot on the upper lip, gradually increasing with size. The soot deposited on a pot hung over a fire of birch bark was used for color.
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