If you’re thinking “Hey, didn’t Cultural Gutter already do a piece on a wackadoodle Indian film about eyes starring the handsome and heroic Dharmendra?” you’re perfectly correct. But thanks to a career of over 300 films, producers apparently ran out of different words to use in the […]
At Syfy Wire, friend of the Gutter Sara Century writes about Lady Snowblood. “Regardless of everything, the most important part of the Lady Snowblood mythos is Yuki herself. The compelling study of a woman who is beautiful on the outside but a demon on the inside might be […]
Nick Kapur has shared a series of pages from a Japanese illustrated history of America made in 1861, Osanaetoki Bankokubanashi by writer Kanagaki Robun and artist Utagawa Yoshitora. There are so many wonders. You should definitely click through. See the whole thing at the Waseda University Library site.
Open Culture has a lovely gallery of prints of Japanese firework designs. See hundreds of these prints online at via the Yokohama City Library. (Thanks, Todd!)
Enjoy all these Halloween costumes of people from everyday life at Japan’s “Sober Halloween” event!
It is a liminal time of the year and a liminal day. It’s a time when the worlds bleed together and the monsters, ghosts and our beloved dead can slip through into our world and, sometimes, perhaps, we take a wrong turn on the back roads, knock on […]