… as can be seen from portraits of activists at the time of the Restoration, or illustrated accounts of the exploits of the Shogitai, men began to let their forelocks grow out and to tie their hair back in a simple ponytail bound with a thick purple cord. The popularity of this fashion reflected the demand for a style suited to an active life. In Mito, though, older people condemned it as frivolous and vain.
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Yamakawa Kikue, Women of Mito Domain p. 55, translated Kate Wildman Nakai

Some context for Hijikata’s hairstyle in Hakuouki!

AU: A doctor’s wife. Normal route Chizuru meets a certain blue-haired boy by the name of Ibuki Ryunosuke and they fall in love. Minna-san, I introduce you to my not so secret, secret ship. RyunosukexChizuru. Mama Chizuru and her son, Ibuki Ryuujin. Her dearest little water dragon is the cutest little thing. He’s a dishonest, tiny little brat who admires and idolizes his ”Oyaji” but acts rebellious towards him. 

// outofpatience; —

— ✿ Protag Love ✿ —  

"This ship sails itself. Ain’t that right, Tori?”

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 -“Just as I thought; I should probably leave…”

 -“It’s not important to think about such needless things,

   If you’re here, it’s fine,

   Don’t make me say the same thing over and over again,

   Or do you think that the Shinsengumi looks that unreliable?,

   Didn’t you want to be useful?”

                                                           Translation by the albatrossmuffin

// outofpatience; —

Artist: CC

Commissioned by: Tabby

➝ Ibuki Ryuujin is all growed up!

— ✿ OC ✿ —  

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At this age, Ryuujin is a big brother and his ”big brother instinct” is off the charts, ha ha ha. He has been known to be overprotective when the subject involves his two younger siblings (who are twins). Being a child born from the union of an oni and a human, he’s a “hanyou”. Admittedly, out of all of her children, Ryuujin’s demon blood runs the deepest and ”a fellow kin” could even *easily*, and wrongly assume that he is a ”pure-blooded-demon”. However, like his mother (and younger siblings), Ryuujin has chosen to live his life as a human. Both his mother and he, have ‘kept” their err ”oni-ness” a secret from everyone and that includes, dun dun duuuun! Ryunosuke!! Ryunosuke does not know that his wife and children carry the blood of demons in them.

  • Those blades he carries once belonged to his parents. However, having been born in an era where swords had begun to be prohibited, he has gotten in his fair share of trouble with the local police due to his habit of carrying them around on his person. He has a bit of a loud bark (*”Talk shit, get hit.”*) and isn’t intimidated very easily.

// outofpatience; —

Artist: CC

Commissioned by: Tabby

➝ Nagumo “Yukimura” Kaoru and Yukimura Chizuru’s one son.

— ✿ OC ✿ —  

"He was raised under the strong impression that: ᴀʟʟ ᴍᴏɴSᴛᴇƦS ᴀƦᴇ ʜᴜᴍᴀɴ.

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This little one would be the ”young prince” born within the verse: the kingdom of furies. In his world, excluding Fujita Gorou (Saitou Hajime) and Sugimura Yoshie (Nagakura Shinpachi), all members of the Shinsengumi are dead/and or have been killed under his father’s (Kaoru) and ”grandfather’s” (Koudou’s) bidding (—- semi-natural causes if you count Souji) Not much is known about this pure-blooded-bloodthirsty-oni, but the one thing I can agree to say is that he is the most stable mind within the closed walls he calls home.

  • His mother is from this AU I came up with, kinda like, a ”bug” within the game. His mother is a Chizuru who has ”ʀᴇᴛᴀɪɴᴇᴅ ᴀʟʟ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴀᴅ ᴇɴᴅɪɴɢ ᴍᴇᴍᴏʀɪᴇs”. She chose to stand by Kaoru’s side and is primarily the pure-blooded-oni/rasetsu Chizuru from ”Souji’s Route”. She is Souji’s ”Bad End” Chizuru; mainly due to the fact that she could not help but be consumed by the raw hatred she’d felt toward the humans who had slaughtered her family and is a key member of her ”oni-sama’s” kingdom of furies. She had no Okita-san to ground her back to Earth. He didn’t make it in time to ”persuade” her to ”rethink” her heart’s waver.)
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