The Last Japanese Mermaids
For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence
People make a big deal about a large breasted women being to “revealing”.
But why should a women have to cover up? Is she expected to wear a turtle neck to make other people more comfortable?
It’s just boobs, they’re NOT GOING TO KILL YOU!
They bombed children in front of a building filled with journalists. As if showing the world that no matter what they do, we don’t have any power. We can only watch. How sick does that make you feel? That they took lives of children to make a point
I would literally throw last year’s version of myself down a set of stairs
Acts that cancelled or declined Woodstock, and reasons for doing so.
On This Day, February 7, 1909: Geronimo (Chiricahua: “one who yawns”; often spelled Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English) passed away.
He was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. Geronimo was an expert tactician and leader, successfully evading both the US and Mexican military for over a year. He died of pneumonia on February 17, 1909, as a prisoner of the United States at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
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En Valparaiso se vive el Arte en todas partes <3 (feelthisheart)
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"People say to you, ‘you’ve changed’, or something like that, well, I hope, for the sake of God that you have changed, because I don’t want to be the same person all my life. I want to be growing, I want to be expanding. I want to be changing. Because animate things change, inanimate things don’t change. Dead things don’t change. And the heart should be alive, it should be changing, it should be moving, it should be growing, its knowledge should be expanding."
Hamza Yusuf (via vrawdopest)