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sarahfonder:

These pictures are the Hell Courtesan portraits from Junko Mizuno’s “Rising” exhibit at Gallery Nucleus. The description for all of them is so great:

"Jigoku Dayu was a courtesan celebrated for her alleged encounter of spiritual enlightenment with the Buddhist monk Ikkyū.  She has been a popular subject for many artists over the last several hundred years.  After getting kidnapped and sold to a brothel, she renamed herself as “Jigoku” (meaning “hell”), believing that her misfortune was the result of karma from her previous life.  She is usually depicted wearing a kimono with scenes of hell on it and is often surrounded by skeletons, representing her newfound understanding of life’s transience and illusion.  What may appear to be bizarre, scary, or even humorous images are actually symbols layered with her divine inspiration.  Upon witnessing Buddhist hell, the courtesan finds enlightenment and wisdom."

The first one is selling as a print and also my birthday is coming up soon.

rabbitveins:

Bruuuhhhhh look at what my school library has

rabbitveins:

Bruuuhhhhh look at what my school library has

little-miss-kimo-kawaii:

Junko Mizuno @ The Cotton Candy Machine and Signature

(=^w^=)

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(Source: artengine)

kidicarusiscrazy:

Junko Mizuno’s “Ravina The Witch”

kidicarusiscrazy:

Junko Mizuno’s “Ravina The Witch”

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Call out for Female Goth Mangaka Blog Carnival

kitsunetoneko:

Call out for Female Goth Mangaka Blog Carnival

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Hello, everyone!

I’d like to host a seperate blog carnival in January for 1-2 weeks about female goth mangaka, namely Mitsukazu Mihara, Kusumoto Maki, Junko Mizuno, Asumiko Nakamura & Fujiwara Kaoru. Kaori Yuki can also be counted as goth mangaka, but we’ve already had an MMF about her.
Please, anyone interested in contributing a piece let me know.

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lastgaspbooks:

Free Junko! #buffetcrimes

lastgaspbooks:

Free Junko! #buffetcrimes