Jessie Arms Botke , (1883 – 1971) Demoiselles Cranes and Lotus, 1934.
Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris, 1970 (dir. Terence Dixon)
Maxfield Parrish (American, 1870-1966), Getting Away From It All, 1961. Oil and pencil on masonite, 29.2 x 39.4 cm.
Cherry blossoms at Karurusu, Nagasaki
“Furaribi (ふらり火) means “aimless fire.” This aimlessness is due to the troubled nature of the soul that has become a furaribi by undergoing some kind of unnatural suffering, such as mistakes in burial rites or cruel murder, and is now unable to move on to the next life. Furaribi is often depicted as a small flaming bird that can be easily confused for a fire or lantern in the distance.” Text by Josh Bethea
Japan. Polychrome woodblock print. 13 x 6 ¾ in. Yanagawa Shigenobu