Wednesday, July 17, 2019

(1888) Children and their friends


I think I have published something similar before but I really find this sight adorable, particularly because they are Pepper's (Softbank robot's) size, give or take. Also, I found the boy's somewhat suspicious look very amusing.

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

(1888) Παιδιά και οι φίλοι τους


Νομίζω ότι είχα ξαναδημοσιεύσει κάτι αντίστοιχο παλιότερα όμως πραγματικά μου φαίνεται πολύ χαριτωμένο θέαμα, ειδικά επειδή έχουν λίγο-πολύ το ίδιομέγεθος με τον Pepper (το ρομπότ της Softbank). Επίσης μου φάνηκε πολύ αστείο το κάπως καχύποπτο ύφος του αγοριού. 

 (Για την ίδια φωτογραφία σε μεγαλύτερο μέγεθος και σε μαυρόασπρη εκδοχή, δείτε το σετ «Japan Arekore» στο Flickr).

Monday, July 15, 2019

(1887) Ancient sumo


At the Edo Tokyo Museum, a depiction of the wrestling bout between Nomi no Sukune (野見宿禰) and Taima no Kehaya (当麻蹴速); Nomi no Sukune won, killed his opponent and is considered the founder of sumo. The bout supposedly took place in 23 BC, during the reign of Suinin (垂仁), 11th emperor of Japan -if any of that really happened is of course something we will never find out. 

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)