japanese bronze

Here you go, Bride June and Groom Shun for all your Bride June/Groom Shun needs.

And because I dont like occidental wedding dresses. Maybe one day you’ll get the Ethiopian version… or the Japanese but better done version.

anonymous asked:

As a child I loved fs but never was allowed to start lessons and therefore had to "get over it". I do know the basic rules but am completely lost when it comes to the skaters so could you maybe make an essential list of the vip ones rn please?

Sorry for the late reply! Here’s a list of some of the top figure skaters of the 2016-17 season (senior skaters only). It doesn’t include everyone, naturally. If you’d like more detailed info on some of these skaters, you can browse through our competition previews! (Or read their Wikipedia bios.)


  • Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan) - 2014 Olympic Champion & World Champion, 4-time GPF Champion, 4-time Japanese National Champion
  • Javier Fernandez (Spain) - 2015 & 2016 World Champion, 5-time European Champion, 2-time GPF silver medalist
  • Patrick Chan (Canada) - 2014 Olympic silver medalist, 3-time World Champion, 2-time GPF Champion, 3-time 4CC Champion, 9-time Canadian National Champion
  • Nathan Chen (USA) - 2016 GPF silver medalist, 2017 US National Champion
  • Shoma Uno (Japan) - 2015 & 2016 GPF bronze medalist, 2016 Japanese National Champion, 2015 Junior World Champion
  • Boyang Jin (China) - 2016 World bronze medalist, 2016 4CC silver medalist
  • Denis Ten (Kazakhstan) - 2014 Olympic bronze medalist, 2015 World bronze medalist, 2013 World silver medalist, 2015 4CC Champion
  • Adam Rippon (USA) - 2016 US National Champion
  • Jason Brown (USA) - 2015 US National Champion
  • Mikhail Kolyada (Russia) - 2017 Russian National Champion, 2017 European bronze medalist
  • Maxim Kovtun (Russia) - 3-time European medalist, 3-time Russian National Champion


  • Evgenia Medvedeva (Russia) - 2016 World Champion, 2016 & 2017 European Champion, 2015 & 2016 GPF Champion, 2-time Russian National Champion
  • Satoko Miyahara (Japan) - 2015 World silver medalist, 2016 4CC Champion, 2015 & 2016 GPF silver medalist, 3-time Japanese National Champion
  • Anna Pogorilaya (Russia) - 2016 World bronze medalist, 2016 GPF bronze medalist, 2017 European silver medalist
  • Carolina Kostner (Italy) - 2014 Olympic bronze medalist, 2012 World Champion, 6-time World medalist, 5-time European Champion
  • Ashley Wagner (USA) - 2016 World silver medalist, 2012 4CC Champion, 3-time GPF medalist, 3-time US National Champion
  • Kaetlyn Osmond (Canada) - 3-time Canadian National Champion
  • Elena Radionova (Russia) - 2015 World bronze medalist, 2-time European silver medalist, 2-time GPF medalist, 2014 Russian National Champion
  • Wakaba Higuchi (Japan) - 2-time Junior World bronze medalist, 3-time Japanese National medalist
  • Maria Sotskova (Russia) - 2016 Junior World silver medalist, 2016 Russian National bronze medalist
  • Mai Mihara (Japan) - 2016 Japanese National bronze medalist
  • Karen Chen (USA) - 2017 US National Champion, 2015 US National bronze medalist
  • Mirai Nagasu (USA) - 2016 4CC silver medalist, 2008 US National Champion
  • Mao Asada (Japan) - 2010 Olympic silver medalist, 3-time World Champion, 4-time GPF Champion, 3-time 4CC Champion, 6-time Japanese National Champion
  • Gracie Gold (USA) - 2-time US National Champion


  • Meagan Duhamel/Eric Radford (Canada) - 2015 & 2016 World Champions, 2014 GPF Champions, 2-time 4CC Champions, 6-time Canadian National Champions
  • Wenjing Sui/Cong Han (China) - 2015 & 2016 World silver medalists, 3-time 4CC Champions, 2-time GPF bronze medalists
  • Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov (Russia) - 2016 GPF Champions, 2017 European Champions, 3-time Russian National medalists
  • Aliona Savchenko/Bruno Massot (Germany) - 2016 World bronze medalists, 2016 & 2017 European silver medalists
  • Ksenia Stolbova/Fedor Klimov (Russia) - 2014 Olympic & World silver medalists, 2015 GPF Champions, 3-time European medalists, 3-time Russian National Champions
  • Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres (France) - 2017 European bronze medalists
  • Xiaoyu Yu/Hao Zhang (China) - 2016 GPF silver medalists
  • Cheng Peng/Yang Jin (China) - 2016 Chinese National Champions
  • Natalia Zabiiako/Alexander Enbert (Russia) - 2016 Russian National bronze medalists
  • Julianne Seguin/Charlie Bilodeau (Canada) - 2015 Junior World silver medalists, 2-time Canadian National medalists
  • Lubov Iliushechkina/Dylan Moscovitch (Canada) - 3-time Canadian National medalists

Ice Dance:

  • Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir (Canada) - 2010 Olympic Champions, 2014 Olympic silver medalists, 2-time World Champions, 2016 GPF Champions, 2-time 4CC Champions, 7-time Canadian National Champions
  • Gabriella Papadakis/Guillaume Cizeron (France) - 2015 & 2016 World Champions, 3-time European Champions, 2016 GPF silver medalists
  • Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (USA) - 2016 World silver medalists, 2011 World bronze medalists, 2016 GPF bronze medalists, 2016 4CC Champions, 2-time US National Champions
  • Madison Chock/Evan Bates (USA) - 2015 World silver medalists, 2016 World bronze medalists, 2-time GPF silver medalists, 3-time 4CC medalists, 2015 US National Champions
  • Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje (Canada) - 2014 World silver medalists, 2015 World bronze medalists, 2-time GPF Champions, 2-time 4CC Champions, 2-time Canadian National Champions
  • Anna Cappellini/Luca Lanotte (Italy) - 2014 World & European Champions, 3-time European silver medalists, 2015 GPF bronze medalists
  • Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitri Soloviev (Russia) - 2013 World bronze medalists, 2013 European Champions, 6-time Russian National Champions
  • Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue (USA) - 2014 4CC Champions, 4-time US National bronze medalists
  • Piper Gilles/Paul Poirier (Canada) - 2014 4CC silver medalists, 5-time Canadian National medalists

Interview on 3 April 2012- Japanese medalists of Worlds 2012

I translated this because Coach Nanami’s message brought tears to my eyes.   Only Yuzu’s parts are translated.

At 2.46, narrator:  Last year 11th March, in the rink in Sendai, Yuzuru Hanyu experienced the Great East Japan earthquake. 

Yuzu’s voice:  ‘The Japanese people look ahead’,  I hope that they can feel that through my performance. 

Narrator: He gave a great performance on the world’s stage and became the youngest Japanese male skater to be on the podium. 

At 5.50, Q: (About the Japanese pair winning the bronze) Did you feel encouraged by them?

Yuzu:  It was my first time at Worlds, so I was really feeling the pressure.  As we have been competing together since junior days, (their performance) gave me a lot of encouragement.

At 8.45, Q: Your first time at Worlds and your quad was successful.  How do you feel about that?

Y:  I was worried during the short but I landed it, so during the free, I could do it in a more relaxed manner.

Q:  You said you wanted to be in the final group but you couldn’t.  You felt a lot of regret about your SP?
Y:  Yes, that’s right.  I made mistakes in the short.  I felt it could not be helped but honestly speaking, I was very regretful.  

Q:  (In the LP), there was a fall that no one expected.  What happened?
Y:  (laughing)  I was a little tired.
Q:  Tired?  Your legs?
Y:  Yes.
Q:  But after that there was a triple axel….. amazing…..

Q:  The moment that you finished your performance, well, many things happened this season, how did you feel?  
Y:  This past year, many different people have supported me, and I intended to work very hard with their support.  And really, because of their support, I am able to come this far.  I felt this very concretely, and so the tears came.

Q:  You have said before, “I want to tell the world that the Japanese people look ahead.”  You achieved that, didn’t you?
Y:  Well, yes, I think that getting on the podium means my name will be left somewhere, even if in a small way.  And so I do feel that I have achieved my goal.

Q:  People were in tears at your performance.  Did you hear about that?
Y:  Yes, I saw it on TV and when I returned to Japan, I was told about it.  I was very happy. “

Q:  The one who has supported you most closely, Coach Nanami Abe, her tears also left an impression.  She has a message for you.  Please watch.
Y:  Eh??  (very surprised)

Nanami Abe’s video message:  
Yuzu, congratulations on your bronze medal. Many things happened in the past year. I think there were many kinds of pressure around you. The kind of pressure that you have not tasted before, you tasted it this year. But I believed that you could turn that pressure into strength.   When you finished your free skate performance, I thought it was really good that I believed in you. From now on, there may be many more trials waiting for you. But just look towards your own goal, and let’s walk on, one step by one step.  Kore kara mo yoroshiku onegaishimasu. (polite term)”

Q:  Is there anything you would like to say to her?
Y:  I have no words, only thank you very much.  My overwhelming gratitude for her support all this time…. when I get back, I want to sincerely say to her thank you.

Translated by me (much thanks to kirariyuzu for the link to this beautifully clear video)

[In late April/May 2012, he moved to Canada to train under Brian Orser, a difficult decision which he made with Nanami-sensei’s blessings.]

Hello every bun! Here’s wishing you a Hoppy Bun Chocolate Overdose Day/Zombie Jesus Day/Regular Easter!

Hare-shaped Bronze Koro (incense burner). Muromachi - Momoyama Period (16th. Century). This little thing that so cute it breaks my feels sold at Christies auction for just under $60k USD. The price reserve was 20k so I guess the price just kept going and going and going. ENERGIZER KORO!!!