A Kimono and an Obi have many things with a family cost of arms as a motif.

侍の芸術 (Arte Del Samurai)

Samurai Crests usually designed into the tsuba of their katana but also great for graphic or embroidery patterns

sword, dual, heavy again inconsistent armor - leather on one thigh, plate on the other, exposed shoulder and head.

Japan. 読書する女性1910s

Geisha Sakae reading in a Dragonfly Kimono ~ Japan, Sakae (さ か え), from the geisha district of Shitayya (Shitaya) Tokyo in the Taisho period, was popular after the Russian-Japanese War, with her image appearing on printed postcards.

"That’s why people lose intelligence: for the simple reason that they are so tired. If the mind can have little rest, if you can leave the mind alone for a few hours every day, if once in a while you can give the mind a holiday, it will be rejuvenated; it will come out more intelligent, more efficient, more skillful." --Osho, Waking Times http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/10/26/meditation-rest-rest-makes-mind-efficient/

I think a Geisha is one of the most beautiful things in the world. I wish I could go to Japan for the cherry blossoms and Geisha.too bad I hate Japanese food.

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