Ton Nelissen | Twee verpleegsters/zusters in uniform drinken, buiten zittend op een muurtje, koffie. Ze hebben hun schoenen uitgedaan, Nederland, 1964.

Ton Nelissen | Twee verpleegsters/zusters in uniform drinken, buiten zittend op een muurtje, koffie. Ze hebben hun schoenen uitgedaan, Nederland, 1964.

kevin jonas' butt (i actually think he has the best ass of all the jonas')

kevin jonas' butt (i actually think he has the best ass of all the jonas')

Michiko Nojiri Sensei. I practised tea ceremony with Nojiri Sensei in Rome.

Michiko Nojiri Sensei. I practised tea ceremony with Nojiri Sensei in Rome.

During the 1985 Wimbledon

During the 1985 Wimbledon

Chabako :: Japanese Tea

Chabako :: Japanese Tea

Consider four unrelated species of social cell that share some interesting features. What do the Japanese tea ceremony, debutante parties, Ponzi schemes and many Christian churches have in common? They are all variations of an insidiously effective social mechanism that:  1) thrives on human innocence, and  2) nobody had to design, and  3) is threatened with extinction by the rising tide of accessibility to information.

Consider four unrelated species of social cell that share some interesting features. What do the Japanese tea ceremony, debutante parties, Ponzi schemes and many Christian churches have in common? They are all variations of an insidiously effective social mechanism that: 1) thrives on human innocence, and 2) nobody had to design, and 3) is threatened with extinction by the rising tide of accessibility to information.

Interesting scroll with numbers 1-6 on it in kanji. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a scroll with numbers on it before and I’...

Interesting scroll with numbers 1-6 on it in kanji. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a scroll with numbers on it before and I’...

Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Japanese Tea Ceremony

Chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony, in Winter in Kitakata, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. Photo © Flavio Gallozzi - All rignts reserved.

Chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony, in Winter in Kitakata, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. Photo © Flavio Gallozzi - All rignts reserved.

"Belgian Red Cross" ~ British WWI poster designed to help raise funds for the Belgian Red Cross. Illustrated by Charles Buchel and printed by Johnson, Riddle & Co., Ltd., London, S.E., ca. 1915. The poster shows a Red Cross nurse, with angel wings, tending to a wounded soldier, against the backdrop of a Belgian flag.

Belgian Red Cross

"Belgian Red Cross" ~ British WWI poster designed to help raise funds for the Belgian Red Cross. Illustrated by Charles Buchel and printed by Johnson, Riddle & Co., Ltd., London, S.E., ca. 1915. The poster shows a Red Cross nurse, with angel wings, tending to a wounded soldier, against the backdrop of a Belgian flag.

tea ceremony Japanese print

tea ceremony Japanese print

Picking tea leaves in India.

Picking tea leaves in India.

Kasamatsu Shiro: Late Spring: Tea Ceremony (Zanshun--Chanoyu) - Museum

Kasamatsu Shiro: Late Spring: Tea Ceremony (Zanshun--Chanoyu) - Museum

Gaiko conducting tea ceremony at Baikasai Festival, Kyoto, Japan 梅花祭 京都

Gaiko conducting tea ceremony at Baikasai Festival, Kyoto, Japan 梅花祭 京都

demonstration of samurai style tea ceremony by Kobori Soujitsu, 13th Grand Master of Enshu School of Tea

demonstration of samurai style tea ceremony by Kobori Soujitsu, 13th Grand Master of Enshu School of Tea

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