Couple with traditional Devil, or Oni-masks. Devil masks serve two purposes; the first, to portray the devil and create disasters or cause the plague, and conversely they are used to ward off evil spirits (As Fierce God Style). Used in Noh, Kabuki, and in celebration. Often handed down from generation to generation. There are variations on the devil mask, a well known one being the Hannya (般若) mask of Noh theater, representing a jealous female demon or serpent.

Couple with traditional Devil, or Oni-masks. Devil masks serve two purposes; the first, to portray the devil and create disasters or cause the plague, and conversely they are used to ward off evil spirits (As Fierce God Style). Used in Noh, Kabuki, and in celebration. Often handed down from generation to generation. There are variations on the devil mask, a well known one being the Hannya (般若) mask of Noh theater, representing a jealous female demon or serpent.

No matter how hard asleep, my cat would always wake up and race downstairs when he'd hear my mom chopping meat. But he'd only stick around while she was cooking. However, these two cats from Japan also awkwardly watch their humans eat. Every single time.

No matter how hard asleep, my cat would always wake up and race downstairs when he'd hear my mom chopping meat. But he'd only stick around while she was cooking. However, these two cats from Japan also awkwardly watch their humans eat. Every single time.

We saw a couple just like this as we were wandering about our hotel garden in Kagoshima.

We saw a couple just like this as we were wandering about our hotel garden in Kagoshima.

Sometimes matchy-matchy does work. This week’s style discovery is the Japanese couple Bon and Pon on Instagram. The tag (@bonpon511) is a combination of their names and wedding date. Bon and Pon have been married for 37 years, wear complimentary rather than identical outfits and look incredibly chic. Stripes, gingham and tartan are carefully coordinated, andRead more

The art of coordination by Japanese Instagram stars Bon and Pon

Sometimes matchy-matchy does work. This week’s style discovery is the Japanese couple Bon and Pon on Instagram. The tag (@bonpon511) is a combination of their names and wedding date. Bon and Pon have been married for 37 years, wear complimentary rather than identical outfits and look incredibly chic. Stripes, gingham and tartan are carefully coordinated, andRead more

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