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  • #16
    So, is kendo sport or art?

    What would Musashi think?

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    • #17
      Jackson Pollock, Full Fathom Five 1947

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      • #18
        Bag-man Riding Bull by Musashi

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        • #19
          An aside about wearing swords on your back

          In movies you see people wearing swords on their back with the hilt coming up from behind the right shoulder. If Japanese swordsmen wore swords on their backs at all, it was with the hilt coming from the left shoulder. It's too hard to draw the sword otherwise.

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          • #20
            OK, OK, so it's "Sasaki Kojiro"....

            Please forgive my ignorance.

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            • #21
              Shjees, not much of a looker is he?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Niels
                Shjees, not much of a looker is he?
                I guess back then you didn't need to be good looking to be famous and successful. There's a self portrait of musashi using nitoh and in that he looks a little like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons.

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                • #23
                  Nanbanjin, Can you provide links for the above images rather than pasting the images in?

                  It starts to take up too much bandwidth, and for those on modem connections, it takes forever to load up.

                  Cheers

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                  • #24
                    pardon my ignorance hamish, but how does it increase bandwidth for you if the images are hosted outside the KW server?

                    about dial ups, yes, i guess ppl with this kind of connection should be aware of the delay on the multimedia section....

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Paburo
                      pardon my ignorance hamish, but how does it increase bandwidth for you if the images are hosted outside the KW server?

                      about dial ups, yes, i guess ppl with this kind of connection should be aware of the delay on the multimedia section....
                      My thoughts exactly. In fact, all I provided was links. The only difference is that I wrapped them in [img]url[/img] brackets. This just loads the images automatically when the page loads. This should be done on the client side; the KW servers shouldn't come into the equation. For all but those on dialup the img tags are nothing more than a cosmetic difference. And not including them looks crappy.

                      For those on dialup... suffer!
                      Alternatively, cancel the page, or if you think its worth it wait a while.
                      Last edited by Nanbanjin; 27th October 2004, 10:33 PM.

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                      • #26
                        Just out of interest and for future reference, is there anyone out there loading this page on dialup? Just how bad is it?

                        Further to my defence, one of the images in the "Post picts of yourself" is over 600kb!!! Hamish only noticed mine because they are big and flashy. Even the largest image in this collection is less than 200kb.

                        Hamish, if you are still concerned please feel free to edit the [img] tags out of this thread.

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                        • #27
                          Nice but I believe there is copyright on some of these prints.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Nanbanjin
                            Just out of interest and for future reference, is there anyone out there loading this page on dialup? Just how bad is it?
                            yeah, i'm on dial-up. i wasn't counting, but it took about 5-10 minutes( ) to load the first page. not too bad, but a little annoying

                            cool prints though

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                            • #29
                              here's another one; you'll have to click to placate Hamish.
                              http://133.9.157.146/web50/image/enp...0/005-0300.jpg


                              side note: if anyone's interested in Ukiyo-e, here's a big database (although if you can't read japanese it's a little difficult to search).

                              浮世絵閲覧システム - 検索結果

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Nanbanjin
                                Notice the position of his katana implying Musashi's readiness for attack.

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