I especially love the depictions of the people. Japan was open to the west, you see a mix of traditional and modern (western) styles.
Artists tried to depict something which they couldn't see (or hadn't seen!). Interestingly, as well, we see westerners explaining the event.
It passed straight over Japan, must've made for a great show:
In celebration of today's total solar eclipse here in the US: woodblock print depictions of Japan's total solar eclipse in 1887.
Proud to participate in the D.C. Climate March today! Great turnout, lots of interest in saving our planet!
April 25th is almost here... we're throwing a party, right? We should all be wearing party hats, fake mustaches, and giant glasses.
Been waiting for the Muji Hut since 2015, final design is out, need to wait a bit longer for it to come to the US! muji.com/jp/mujihut/en.…
How I feel attempting to write about a hot new technology:
tiny hidden baby!! (Toyokuni I, 1812)
I couldn't find something like this so I made a small tool that allows you to create a LICENSE file in a directory.
Great turnout in NYC today! We must ask our representatives to resist Trump at every step, there is too much at stake!
After their release Kim Obata (Chiura's daughter-in-law) wrote this letter to a friend:
The camp was in the middle of a desert. Nothing grew and heat and dust storms were constant problems.
The travel and relocation was very hard on everyone, but especially the elderly, sick, and children.
They were only allowed to bring what they could carry. As a result entire lives were left behind to uncertain fates.
Families were moved not knowing their final destination nor knowing when, or if, they might ever be able to return.
Order 9066 was used to remove Japanese citizens from their homes, primarily in the Western US.
Kawase Hasui: Snow at Sekiguchi, 1932 ukiyo-e.org/image/jaodb/Ka…
My Chrome crashed and instantly OS X asked me to "try the new Safari". Very very sneaky!
Excited to vote for the first women president! Let’s do this! #ImWithHer
Got rid off almost all of my giant bin of computer cables. Turns out I just don’t use audio, vga, Ethernet, or coax!
Today’s NYTimes mini crossword is pretty great! @khanacademy
The U.S. Senate has approved the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to be the 14th Librarian of Congress.
Today is Chuck Close's birthday! I love his incredible woodblock prints. "Lukas" took 123 blocks + 219 colors 😳�ve