Ekaterina Chakvina

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Yuki-tsuri 雪吊り at Kenrokuen Garden in Ishikawa, Japan: Yuki-tsuri is a technique for preserving trees and shrubs from heavy snow. Trees are given extra support by bamboo poles with ropes attached to limbs.

Yuki-tsuri 雪吊り at Kenrokuen Garden in Ishikawa, Japan Yuki-tsuri is a technique for preserving trees and shrubs from heavy snow. Trees are given extra support by bamboo poles with ropes attached to limbs.

Rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan

"Woman in sensible armor! A rare vintage photograph of an onna-bugeisha, one of the female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan.

Japanese tea ceremony

thekimonogallery: “ Japanese tea ceremony by Takao Tsushim ” Little Known Catholic History Fact: It was St. Francis Xavier who gave Japan the tea ceremony and introduced the drink to the rest of the.

Female Pallas's cat by Tambako the Jaguar, via Flickr

What cat?: The manul, an ancient breed of small cats, 12 million years old. They can't be domesticated and are classified as "near threatened". They live on the Asian Steppes. Check out the link for lots of photos! (Also called Pallas cat)