Thursday, May 5, 2016

Friday Photo Finds

1. Starts with S
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.

Week's Favourite - we attended the Tattoo exhibit at the ROM recently, absolutely fascinating, I will do a separate post on it.

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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  1. I must have missed the toy soldiers the last time I was there, unless it's relatively new. I have a couple of Civil War era soldiers.

  2. Very interesting!! I love learning new facts! I didn't know that about the Ainu people.

  3. as a boy I had some toy soldiers, but I played too rough with them

  4. Interesting stuff about the Ainu people. Must learn more. Thank you.

  5. Fascinating! I can't imagine have one tattoo, much less covering the entire body. Thank you for sharing with Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week ahead!


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