Unknown Artist - Pray For Ukraine

Hi! 
My heart is aching…aching for those who live with us side-by-side, for our fraternal nation — the Ukrainians. In their fight for freedom, independence and democracy they’ve demonstrated to the world that they are a true European nation.

However, their fight still goes on. Let’s not be indifferent and let’s pray together for Ukraine.

As an artist I couldn’t stay aside. I don’t want to draw your attention away from the song by revealing my name. Let the music unite our hearts!

Regards!

Obata Toshishiro Birthday Trailer

Of samurai family lineage, Obata Toshishiro was born in Japan in 1948. Obata Toshishiro Kaiso is the founder and headmaster of Shinkendo Japanese swordsmanship. “Shin (True) - Ken (Sword) - Do (Way)” is a system of Japanese swordsmanship which incorporates all aspects of sword study: swinging methods, drawing methods, solo forms, sparring and test-cutting. The Shinkendo World Headquarters is located in Los Angeles, CA, USA, where Obata kaiso teaches full-time.

This trailer forwards birthday greetings from Obata kaiso’s students in Hungary.

This is a “Nishiki-e”, or multi-colored woodblock print, entitled “Fukushima Ichimatsu” by the artist Utagawa Toyokuni. It is one of the artworks from the print series “Shizugatake Shichi Hon Yari Komyo no Zu” (“Pictures of Honors of Seven Spears at Shizugatake,” from the National Diet Library archives).Fukushima Masanori (1561-1624) was a samurai warlord who served Toyotomi Hideyoshi since hisyouth. He fought well in the Battle of Shizugatake and received the largest reward as the top general of the Seven Spears. This print shows a scene from the battle. Ichimatsu is Masanori’s alias.During the Toyotomi era, his military achievements were highly regarded and was later promoted to “Daimyo” (regional lord) of the “Budan-ha” (political faction willing to resort to military means to achieve its aims). He conflicted with Ishida Mitsunari (1560-1600) and the more civilian-minded “Bunchi-ha” Daimyos and allied with Tokugawa Ieyasu. He fought in the Battle of Sekigahara as one of Ieyasu’s top generals against the Western Army led by Mitsunari. #Samurai錦絵『賤ケ嶽七本槍高名之図』より『福嶋市松』(歌川豊国画。国立国会図書館蔵)福島正則(1561‐1624)は豊臣秀吉子飼いの武将で、賤ヶ岳の戦いで活躍し、七本槍の筆頭として最も大きい恩賞を与えられる活躍をした。錦絵はこの様子を描く。市松は正則の別名。その後、豊臣政権下で武功を評価されて取り立てられた武断派と呼ばれる大名となり、石田三成(1560-1600)をはじめとする能吏系の文治派大名と対立するようになり、徳川家康に近づく。関ヶ原の戦いでは家康率いる東軍の主力として三成率いる西軍と戦っている。

This is a “Nishiki-e”, or multi-colored woodblock print, entitled “Fukushima Ichimatsu” by the artist Utagawa Toyokuni. It is one of the artworks from the print series “Shizugatake Shichi Hon Yari Komyo no Zu” (“Pictures of Honors of Seven Spears at Shizugatake,” from the National Diet Library archives).

Fukushima Masanori (1561-1624) was a samurai warlord who served Toyotomi Hideyoshi since hisyouth. He fought well in the Battle of Shizugatake and received the largest reward as the top general of the Seven Spears. This print shows a scene from the battle. Ichimatsu is Masanori’s alias.

During the Toyotomi era, his military achievements were highly regarded and was later promoted to “Daimyo” (regional lord) of the “Budan-ha” (political faction willing to resort to military means to achieve its aims). He conflicted with Ishida Mitsunari (1560-1600) and the more civilian-minded “Bunchi-ha” Daimyos and allied with Tokugawa Ieyasu. He fought in the Battle of Sekigahara as one of Ieyasu’s top generals against the Western Army led by Mitsunari. #Samurai

錦絵『賤ケ嶽七本槍高名之図』より『福嶋市松』(歌川豊国画。国立国会図書館蔵)福島正則(1561‐1624)は豊臣秀吉子飼いの武将で、賤ヶ岳の戦いで活躍し、七本槍の筆頭として最も大きい恩賞を与えられる活躍をした。錦絵はこの様子を描く。市松は正則の別名。その後、豊臣政権下で武功を評価されて取り立てられた武断派と呼ばれる大名となり、石田三成(1560-1600)をはじめとする能吏系の文治派大名と対立するようになり、徳川家康に近づく。関ヶ原の戦いでは家康率いる東軍の主力として三成率いる西軍と戦っている。