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Ten realms within the body -- Utagawa Kuniteru III, c. 1885. UCSF maintains a collection of 400 health-themed woodblock prints from 19th-century Japan. The collection offers a unique look at Japanese medical knowledge in the late Edo and early Meiji periods. http://pinktentacle.com/2010/09/medical-woodblock-prints-from-19th-century-japan/

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Yohji Yamamoto AW1986 art print by Ben The Illustrator. #yohjiyamamoto #artprint #fashion #print

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Sara-hebi (さら蛇) is a large, snake-like creature with the head of a woman. Yokai Ghost stories from Japanese folklore.

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The Futakuchi-onna (Two-Mouthed Woman) : in Japanese mythology, there was a miser who lived by himself because he did not want to spent money on food for a wife. When he met a woman who did not eat anything, he married her, but soon his stores of rice began decreasing. One day he stayed behind from work to spy on his new wife. He saw her hair part on the back of her head to reveal a gaping mouth. She unbound her hair, which reached out like tentacles to shovel the rice into the hungry mouth.

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Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, on the north shore of Osaka Bay and about 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka. With a population around 1.5 million, the city is part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto.

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White-Tentacle Japanese Aeolis (Sakuraeolis Enosimensis)is a sea slug. One of the most characteristic features of the species are the brilliant opaque white spots and specks scattered over the head and cerata. Grows to 30mm or more.

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