shogun era

“Wakasa no Tsubone”(1868-1869 ?), Tsukioka Yoshitoshi  (1839-1892)

Print from the series : “Selection of 100 warriors”.

A daughter of the Hiki clan, lady Wakasa was the wife of the shogun Minamoto no Yoriie, son of the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate,Minamoto no Yoritomo. 

Just giving you a heads-up, because this is what my weeks will look like for the next three months, at least.

Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu: action/fantasy set in the pro-/anti-shogunate era.

Koi to Uso: drama/romance/school life set in a near future where love is forbidden.

Shoukoku no Altair: adventure/historical/drama/fantasy about a young man caught in political intrigue and an imminent war.

Hitorijime My Hero: slice of life/school/shounen ai about young delinquents and old friends.

Ballroom e Youkoso: comedy/sports/drama/romance/school about a professional dancer and an introvert.

Ikemen Sengoku: historical/romance. I don’t know what to say about this one. Every episode is 5’ long, so you can imagine.

(I miss Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine TwT)

Sick of Voltron fandom discourse?  How about watching something else?

Hot take from someone who’s been on Tumblr for a month.  Most shows with “toxic fandoms” generally provide a show that you can’t really get somewhere else. Steven Universe, as utterly insane as the fandom is, really can’t be duplicated anywhere else, whether it’s the way it handles its characters or same-sex relationships.  Similarly, a lot of web originals really aren’t the type of show you’re gonna see on television. But Voltron?

Originally posted by mecha-gifs

It’s been done.  And done better.

There are a lot of shows involving the tried and true, uniquely Japanese genre of “Giant Robots and giant monsters beating the crap out of each other”!  Also, most of the fans of these shows will likely not yell at you over shipping issues (such as, God help you, you ship the princess with anyone).  Next time you feel like watching Voltron but don’t feel like dealing with insane fans, try one of these other shows instead: 

Gurren Lagann: Where the power of will and drills saves the universe from cosmic annihilation. 

Originally posted by tharane

Kuromukuro: Where women actually exist and are important to the plot. Also where the Shogunate era is mixed with giant robots. 

Originally posted by oboreta-ningyo

Knights of Sidonia: Where hard sci-fi meets outer space dogfighting. 

Originally posted by akibacomplex

And GaoGaiGar: Where someone who saw Transformers and Voltron went “I’m gonna turn this up to 11.” 

Originally posted by warenfetisch

No less than four shows that do what VLD does minus everyone yelling at you about ships. 

Enjoy, and let’s all hope the fandom calms down by season 2 so I don’t have to tell people to stay away.  VLD isn’t a bad show, but no fan should have to deal with being yelled at for not adhering to hivemind headcanon or being “problematic.”  Till then, there’s at least four other suggestions to watch instead.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Speaking of names, do you have any idea what Hide's name means in Japanese?

Hideyoshi (英良) means ‘outstanding and good’ or ‘good hero’ (英 = outstanding, hero; 良 = good, pleasing). 英 is also used for anything related to the English (e.g. ‘English’ is 英語, ‘England’ is 英国). Hideyoshi is also the name of some of important people in Japanese history, including Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of the most famous shoguns of the Sengoku era, and Sasaki Hideyoshi of the Minamoto clan.

Nagachika (永近) means ‘close to eternity’ (永 = eternity, 近 = near). But the ‘naga’ reading of 永 is usually written as 長, which means ‘long’ (e.g. 長い = nagai).

Jidai Matsuri Festival  ajpscs  (via: NYoshi on pinterest  HERE)


From Wiki:  "The Jidai Matsuri (時代祭り) Festival of the Ages is a traditional Japanese festival (also called the matsuri) held on October 22 annually in Kyoto, Japan. It is one of Kyoto’s renowned three great festivals, with the other two being the Aoi Matsuri, held annually on May 15, and the Gion Matsuri, which is held annually from 17 to July 24. It is a festival enjoyed by people of all ages, participating in its historical reenactment parade dressed in authentic costumes representing various periods, and characters in Japanese feudal history.

Jidai Matsuri traces its roots with the relocation of the Japanese capital to Tokyo in 1868. This involved the relocation of the Emperor of Japan and his imperial family, the Imperial Palace and thousands of government officials and subjects to the city. Fearing for Kyoto’s loss in glory and interest by her people, the city government and the Kyoto Prefectural Government commemorated the 1100th anniversary of the founding of Heian-kyō (平安京) which was the former name of Kyoto, in 794 by Emperor Kammu (桓武天皇 Kanmu-tennō?) (737 - 806). To inaugurate the first Jidai celebration in 1895, the city government built the Heian Shrine (平安神宮 Heian jingū?) to enshrine the spirit of Emperor Kanmu. To add meaning to the festival, it staged a costume procession representing people of each era in Kyoto history. In 1940, the local government decided that on top of honouring Emperor Kammu, the Jidai festival was also to be held in honour of Emperor Kōmei (孝明天皇 Kōmei-tennō) (July 22, 1831 - January 30, 1867) for his work in unifying the country, the power of the imperial court and the affirmation of Kyoto as the center of Japan at the decline of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Edo Era.

The Jidai Matsuri begins in early morning with the mikoshi (portable shrines) brought out of the Old Imperial Palace so that people may pay their respects. The mikoshi represent emperors Kanmu and Kōmei, respectively. The five-hour, two-kilometer costume procession begins in the afternoon, with approximately 2,000 performers dressed as samurai, military figures, and common people, from the earliest eras to the Meiji era These are followed by Japanese women who are dressed in elaborate jūnihitoe (十二単衣 juunihitoe). And, finally, the mikoshi are carried from the palace and are accompanied by a costumed military band that is playing the gagaku. The procession ends at the Heian Shrine.“