A Pleasured Smoke, 1769

‘Courtesan Blowing Smoke in Man’s Face’ by Suzuki Harunobu.  Shunga (Japanese erotic art) woodblock print, Edo period 1769–70         Share page on:

Honoring Fresh Green, 1932

Japanese custom on New Year’s Eve, monks in traditional costumes count the last seconds of the old year with an hourglass and welcome the new year by honoring fresh green leaves on a bush. Japan, 1932     Share page Read More …

Cannabis Woodblock Print, 1891

Hand colored woodblock print of Cannabis from ‘Senshu no Hana’ (One Thousand Varieties of Flowers) by Kono Bairei in 1891       Share page on:

Smoking Lover, 19th Century

“This abuna-e shows a woman smoking her pipe as she sits atop of her lover and reaches inside his kimono.” woodblock print, 19th Century “Abuna-e capture glimpses of nude or partially nude females involved in foreplay, bathing, washing their hair, Read More …

Sumo Sized Sacred Power of Hemp, 1789

Sumo wrestler Onogawa Kisaburō blowing smoke at a One-Eyed Monster, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi- Japan, 9th month of 1865 (one of the first sumo’s to perform the dohyo-iri in November of 1789 Sumo Sized Sacred Power of Hemp The giant sized Sumo Read More …

Legend of the Two Hemp Weavers

“Snake has no eyes but sings beautifully. Earthworm gives him his eyes in exchange for snake’s song.” – The Earthworm’s Song (Japanese Folktale) Japanese women weaving, c.1890 Legend of the Two Hemp Weavers Earthworms wear Hemp scarf’s… That’s just what Read More …

Hemp Hop, 5th Century

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius geisha/Maiko performing with Tsuzumi drum. Japan between 1914 and 1918. Hemp Hop A couple puffs and one is at harmony with nature.  In Read More …

Hokusai Manga, 1814

“This autumn the master [Hokusai] happened to visit the Western Province and stopped over at our city [Nagoya]. We all met together with the painter Gekkōtei Bokusen (月光亭墨僊?) [Utamasa II, well-known Nagoya artist, pupil of Hokusai’s, and collator of Hokusai’s Read More …

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