mutant and proud.
Pedro Pascal rehearsing for the fight scene. (x)
A young Wong Fei Hung (played by Angie Tsang Sze-Man. Yep…a girl) showing off her weapon skills in “Iron Monkey.”
Tsuba.. Iron, inlaid with gold and copper . 18th century, Japan. The RöhsskaMuseum, of Design, Fashion and Decorative Arts , Sweden.
The motif depicts two rats on a piece of fabric in high open-work relief with gold and copper inlays.
A tsuba is a sword guard that forms the boundary between the blade and the grip. Its chief functions are to balance the sword, prevent the hand from reaching the blade and to protect the hand from an adversary’s cuts. Apart from the aperture for the blade there was often an opening in the Tsuba for a small knife – a kodzuka – and sometimes another hole for the kogai a Samurai would use to dress his hair. Early designs were simple and emphasis was primarily on function, but during the Edo period (1603–1868) there was a demand for luxury objects and the tsuba became increasingly more of an artistic embellishment and status symbol whose chief purpose was to communicate its owner’s social status.
Titan’s atmosphere backlit by the Sun, with Saturn’s rings behind.
Fujin God of the Wind by Kawanabe Kyosai
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