pennything asked: squealing over your blog because i found it while i was supposed to be studying for my asian history final...haha
Please, go study!! I’ll still be here when you’re done. :)
A Rare and Important Pair of Imperial Cloisonne Enamel ‘Dragon’ Vases, Fanggu
Reverence and Perfection - Magnificent Imperial Cloisonne Enamels From a Private European Collection
Anonymous asked: Are you able to keep the money you've funded so far after the deadline on indiegogo?
Yes! It is not an all or nothing campaign, unlike kickstarter. I chose this because I didn’t think I would meet the campaign goal, even now with 100,000 followers.
A quintessential component of summer in the Philippines: ice cream on a cone from your friendly neighborhood sorbetero––a sentiment obviously shared by President Ramon Magsaysay (seen here sporting a breezy polo printed with jockeys, reminiscent of one of his most iconic photographs).
youareshauni asked: I have two questions about the Edo period regarding the daily life in Edo (Tokyo), and I hoped you could help me with them. 1) How did the police force work? What did the members of the police force (like the yoriki, the doshin, etc.) do outside of work? The sources I found on this topics are few, contain little information which often conflict with each other on top of that. 2) Information on the daily spiritual life of the population. - Thank you very much for your time.
I get a few very specific asks like this from time to time, and I wish I could answer them better but more often than not, I can’t — especially if the questions are the sort of ones that could require serious research.
If you haven’t already, I’d advise you to peruse the various scholarly databases linked in the resources button on the top bar. These kinds of questions need major sifting (and frankly sound like research paper fodder, so I’m a little wary of doing the legwork for you). If sources are conflicting and any of the scholars are still alive, chances are you could look them up and shoot them an email!
Especially since I don’t know what information of value you’ve already run across, and what you haven’t, I’m not sure I can help besides pointing you towards the databases I use for research.
Choi Seung-hee was born into an upper-class family in Seoul, Korea during the Japanese occupation and was also known by the Japanese pronunciation of her name, Sai Shoki. After graduating from Sookmyung High School at the age of fifteen, she went against her father’s wishes to study under modern dancer Baku Ishii in Japan, where she distinguished herself as one of the most talented dancers. She developed her own modern dances inspired by Korean folk dances, which had been considered as lowly works. She was supported by Japanese intellectuals including Yasunari Kawabata.
She went to North Korea and got posts in the communist government. She was purged by the party and disappeared in the 1960s. In February 2003, she was rehabilitated and utilized for propaganda by North Korea, who announced that she had died in 1969. [Summary for The Story of a Dancer (DVD)]
For whatever reasons, images are slow loading for me today. That said, many thanks to:
sportygurl106, worldzend, and many Anonymous folk!
Your donations mean everything to me, and I am eternally grateful. I am also going to immediately unpack my stationary and return to mailing things out now that I’ve moved out of my dorm.
P.S. Everybody: We’ve surpassed 98,700 followers recently! I would love to hit the 100,000 mark by the end of summer!
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