Today, I’m sharing with you all my experience at Itsukushima (厳島), more popularly referred to as “Miyajima” (宮島) or “Shrine Island”, located southwest of the city of Hiroshima (広島). As one of the “Nihon Sankei” (日本三景), or “Three Views of Japan” coined by the scholar Hayashi Gaho (1618-1688), scholars consider it one of the most scenic and beautiful sites in all of Japan… and that’s an understatement!
For those of us who have ever touched upon a particularly bloody rendition of a character before, we all know the common issues associated with finding a good ‘blood’ substitute. So imagine my elation when I discovered Sara!Chi by AssistWig/AssistCosplay.
Today is indeed a unique day in the history of the world, more specifically in the country of Japan. Yesterday marked the end of a literal era, the Heisei Era (meaning “peace everywhere”), of Japan. Now with the Crown Prince’s ascension comes the beginning of a new era, known to the world as the Reiwa Era (令和) with a translated meaning of most closely the phrase “beautiful harmony”.
Very quick overview of the event I attended last week, DC’s Sakura Matsuri, the ending event of the Cherry Blossom Festival held annually in DC in celebration of the the first 2000 Cherry Blossom trees gifted to Washington DC from Tokyo to enhance the growing relations between the two countries.
Cosplayers face the constant balancing act of figuring how to do said hobby in a way that doesn’t tear them apart in one way or another, whether that be from work, family, social life, other hobbies, or even health. So how can cosplayers find a balance? What makes for a “happy” cosplayer?
As Easter is upon us, I wish to express to you all some Easter Thoughts on why I rely on Christ in my life. Because for me, faith in Jesus Christ, has been about the most liberating force ever in my life. Many people have asked me how this is possible.