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Ohori Tsuruhime (1526-1543) became the head priestess of the Oyamazumi Shrine, in Omishima Island, when she was 15 years old, it was the Sengoku Jidai (or Warring States period) and her father and brothers were dead. Being trained in martial arts all her life, Tsuruhime took the lead of her island’s army against Lord Ouchi Yoshitaka. Initially the experienced commanders literally laughed at her, but as she managed to send fleet after fleet back to the main island of Honshu, while engaging directly in the battles and raids, her cause grew. In the ocident she’s commonly linked to Joan of Arc because she claimed to be the avatar of Mishima Myojin, the shinto god worshiped in her temple. Tsuruhime kept fighting for a few more years, but as a tragic turn common of the period she commited suicided after her fiance was killed in battle.
The Oyamazumi Shrine is an important center till this day, there are dozens of armours and weapons donated by warlords along japanese history, actually is roughly estimated that 80% of Japan’s cultural treasure is guarded there. Among these armours is a simple breastplate clearly adjusted for a woman’s body said to have belonged to Tsuruhime, besides a statue and other homages to her.
After the Warring States period Japan was unified under the shogun and closed to the world for centuries, the ruling class was the samurai class who didn’t live constantly away in their wars anymore, the place of women as defenders of homes and families was erased, they couldn’t inherit or have any official prevalence thereafter, even be culturally nurtured wasn’t much of a priority for women in those times, in consequence there’s no much about women registered in those years be them warriors or not.
Next post will be the last one of this ‘onna bugeisha series’ and I’ll once again jump some centuries.

Love miko’s outfits. =)
Oct 17, 2014 / 12 notes

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Ohori Tsuruhime (1526-1543) became the head priestess of the Oyamazumi Shrine, in Omishima Island, when she was 15 years old, it was the Sengoku Jidai (or Warring States period) and her father and brothers were dead. Being trained in martial arts all her life, Tsuruhime took the lead of her island’s army against Lord Ouchi Yoshitaka. Initially the experienced commanders literally laughed at her, but as she managed to send fleet after fleet back to the main island of Honshu, while engaging directly in the battles and raids, her cause grew. In the ocident she’s commonly linked to Joan of Arc because she claimed to be the avatar of Mishima Myojin, the shinto god worshiped in her temple. Tsuruhime kept fighting for a few more years, but as a tragic turn common of the period she commited suicided after her fiance was killed in battle.

The Oyamazumi Shrine is an important center till this day, there are dozens of armours and weapons donated by warlords along japanese history, actually is roughly estimated that 80% of Japan’s cultural treasure is guarded there. Among these armours is a simple breastplate clearly adjusted for a woman’s body said to have belonged to Tsuruhime, besides a statue and other homages to her.

After the Warring States period Japan was unified under the shogun and closed to the world for centuries, the ruling class was the samurai class who didn’t live constantly away in their wars anymore, the place of women as defenders of homes and families was erased, they couldn’t inherit or have any official prevalence thereafter, even be culturally nurtured wasn’t much of a priority for women in those times, in consequence there’s no much about women registered in those years be them warriors or not.

Next post will be the last one of this ‘onna bugeisha series’ and I’ll once again jump some centuries.

Love miko’s outfits. =)

Another Batgirl plus Gwen this time, these two really make me want to draw action, what I haven’t been doing for quite some time now. Also can’t stop imagining how cool it’d have been to have so many superhero girls with their own titles when I was a kid, so I think this is kind of a present of Children’s Day to myself lol (in my country it’s commemorated October 12). Maybe that’s why I’ve been drawing so many kids lately too…
Oct 14, 2014 / 14 notes

Another Batgirl plus Gwen this time, these two really make me want to draw action, what I haven’t been doing for quite some time now. Also can’t stop imagining how cool it’d have been to have so many superhero girls with their own titles when I was a kid, so I think this is kind of a present of Children’s Day to myself lol (in my country it’s commemorated October 12). Maybe that’s why I’ve been drawing so many kids lately too…

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Diana and Artemis being cute amazon kids, well, maybe not so much, but yet somehow… And looks like little Diana keeps emerging in my brain, I’m doomed… also, think I don’t really need to say it, but she’s a good sport.

Soooooo adorable!!!

Tiny WONDER GIRLFRIENDS
Artemis’s grumpy little face here…don’t pretend you are not happy to be spending time with Diana right now you precious little bundle of lesbian adorable-ness <3

Hippolyta: “Remember the fights we had as kids?”
Philippus: “Yes, I remember. You were just as angry back then as Artemis is now every time that I beat you”
Hippolyta: “No I wasn’t”
Philippus: “As my queen, I’m inclined to agree with you. As my wife, I must say you had the cutest grump face of all time”

Hippolyta: GRUMBLES
Phillipus: You’re making it right now you know
It’s still just as cute…

you people just made my day! here, have some queen cuteness…
Oct 11, 2014 / 41 notes

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

themetaisawesome:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

thehappysorceress:

9musesandanoldmind:

Diana and Artemis being cute amazon kids, well, maybe not so much, but yet somehow… And looks like little Diana keeps emerging in my brain, I’m doomed… also, think I don’t really need to say it, but she’s a good sport.

Soooooo adorable!!!

Tiny WONDER GIRLFRIENDS

Artemis’s grumpy little face here…don’t pretend you are not happy to be spending time with Diana right now you precious little bundle of lesbian adorable-ness <3

Hippolyta: “Remember the fights we had as kids?”

Philippus: “Yes, I remember. You were just as angry back then as Artemis is now every time that I beat you”

Hippolyta: “No I wasn’t”

Philippus: “As my queen, I’m inclined to agree with you. As my wife, I must say you had the cutest grump face of all time”

Hippolyta: GRUMBLES

Phillipus: You’re making it right now you know

It’s still just as cute…

you people just made my day! here, have some queen cuteness…

Trying new things with the new Batgirl.
The truth is I flipped tables when the news first came out, but as always I decided to wait and see and now I&#8217;m finally relieved. Barbara is in good hands, it wasn&#8217;t offensive or awkward or superficial or whatever bad and outrageous it could be. They promised fun and they delivered fun. 
And the art, Babs Tarr characters are so expressive, plus the colors it really busts the storytelling with life, besides all those details that are just so fun to look at (amazing to simply find Usagi in the coffeeshop and I&#8217;m delirious or that was a Spike and Faye at the party?!).
I think the strongest point of this run, in terms of action/adventure, can be the way we&#8217;re welcomed to Barbara&#8217;s brain as she immerses herself in her memories and reasoning. It&#8217;s her &#8216;super power&#8217; being openly displayed for us to enjoy and this is completely exciting.
I&#8217;m still upset about all that stuff with Dinah (btw loved her white hair), but that&#8217;s not this team&#8217;s making. For me the positives overcame the negatives, hope it gets even better.
Oct 10, 2014 / 5 notes

Trying new things with the new Batgirl.

The truth is I flipped tables when the news first came out, but as always I decided to wait and see and now I’m finally relieved. Barbara is in good hands, it wasn’t offensive or awkward or superficial or whatever bad and outrageous it could be. They promised fun and they delivered fun. 

And the art, Babs Tarr characters are so expressive, plus the colors it really busts the storytelling with life, besides all those details that are just so fun to look at (amazing to simply find Usagi in the coffeeshop and I’m delirious or that was a Spike and Faye at the party?!).

I think the strongest point of this run, in terms of action/adventure, can be the way we’re welcomed to Barbara’s brain as she immerses herself in her memories and reasoning. It’s her ‘super power’ being openly displayed for us to enjoy and this is completely exciting.

I’m still upset about all that stuff with Dinah (btw loved her white hair), but that’s not this team’s making. For me the positives overcame the negatives, hope it gets even better.

Diana and Artemis being cute amazon kids, well, maybe not so much, but yet somehow&#8230; And looks like little Diana keeps emerging in my brain, I&#8217;m doomed&#8230; also, think I don&#8217;t really need to say it, but she&#8217;s a good sport.
Oct 8, 2014 / 41 notes

Diana and Artemis being cute amazon kids, well, maybe not so much, but yet somehow… And looks like little Diana keeps emerging in my brain, I’m doomed… also, think I don’t really need to say it, but she’s a good sport.

I&#8217;ll straight up assume that the top dream of Maps is to play with the Marauder&#8217;s Map lol. She certainly won&#8217;t have problem swearing be up to no good.
Next I&#8217;ll probably draw Olive and Pomeline (who&#8217;s obviously a Slytherin). Also&#8230; everything&#8217;s so cute! How to deal with it?! The art is beautiful! The colors, the colors! orz
Oct 3, 2014 / 23 notes

I’ll straight up assume that the top dream of Maps is to play with the Marauder’s Map lol. She certainly won’t have problem swearing be up to no good.

Next I’ll probably draw Olive and Pomeline (who’s obviously a Slytherin). Also… everything’s so cute! How to deal with it?! The art is beautiful! The colors, the colors! orz

The new Sensation Comics have been such a warm read, think the peak till now is the little Diana &lt;3, she chatting with Athena like old pals, SO adorable!!!!! Can we have like a Young Amazons comic or something, please? Now that in the New52 there are amazons around the same age as Diana&#8230; Suddenly I discovered my ultimate comics dream (again).
Sep 30, 2014 / 88 notes

The new Sensation Comics have been such a warm read, think the peak till now is the little Diana <3, she chatting with Athena like old pals, SO adorable!!!!! Can we have like a Young Amazons comic or something, please? Now that in the New52 there are amazons around the same age as Diana… Suddenly I discovered my ultimate comics dream (again).

Maybe is the dog spirit inside me amazed by all those butterflies or maybe I&#8217;ve read too many manga&#8230; or both.
Sep 29, 2014 / 19 notes

Maybe is the dog spirit inside me amazed by all those butterflies or maybe I’ve read too many manga… or both.

Finally did something about the third season! \o/ I longed for a Beifong&#8217;s family photo, I know despite everything Lin keeps it tucked somewhere lovingly&#8230; so&#8230; that&#8217;s it&#8230; Its meant to be the last photo before the big drama.
Also ages since I last dealt with Photoshop, but think it ended well&#8230;
Sep 26, 2014 / 238 notes

Finally did something about the third season! \o/ I longed for a Beifong’s family photo, I know despite everything Lin keeps it tucked somewhere lovingly… so… that’s it… Its meant to be the last photo before the big drama.

Also ages since I last dealt with Photoshop, but think it ended well…

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Tomoe Gozen (Lady Tomoe) is by far the most well known onna bugeisha (meaning literally woman warrior). She is described as an outstanding warrior, master of all the main weapons of her period - the long bow, sword, naginata and horse riding - being sent frequently to field as first captain of Minamoto no Yoshinaka, a general and one of the three main forces behind the Genpei War (1180-85). Tomoe and Yoshinaka were lovers, but their “official union” is not clear, as well as her origin or end, in one of the most common stories she’s daughter of Yoshinaka’s wet nurse and one of his close companions. What happened to her after Genpei is a more obscure matter, she actually might has died with the derrocada of Yoshinaka or married another samurai or yet become a nun (a common escape road for that age). 
Her story is told in a number of epics and even kabuki plays, appearing first in the Heike Monogatari (Tale of the House of Hei (other reading for the name of the Taira clan)), the biggest epic about the Genpei War and although such an uncertain story, for being compiled after oral tales, Tomoe became an icon nonetheless. She’s considered the embodiment of the onna bugeisha, celebrated and well known till this day, possessing even a memorial in Shiga.
The Heike possess various translations in english, the first being avaiable online for free here: http://library.uoregon.edu/ec/e-asia/read/heike-whole.pdf
Next, in the onna bugeisha tales, I’ll jump some centuries.

Post from yesterday, not really satisfied, but oh well…
Sep 25, 2014 / 12 notes

clioshiddenportraits:

Tomoe Gozen (Lady Tomoe) is by far the most well known onna bugeisha (meaning literally woman warrior). She is described as an outstanding warrior, master of all the main weapons of her period - the long bow, sword, naginata and horse riding - being sent frequently to field as first captain of Minamoto no Yoshinaka, a general and one of the three main forces behind the Genpei War (1180-85). Tomoe and Yoshinaka were lovers, but their “official union” is not clear, as well as her origin or end, in one of the most common stories she’s daughter of Yoshinaka’s wet nurse and one of his close companions. What happened to her after Genpei is a more obscure matter, she actually might has died with the derrocada of Yoshinaka or married another samurai or yet become a nun (a common escape road for that age). 

Her story is told in a number of epics and even kabuki plays, appearing first in the Heike Monogatari (Tale of the House of Hei (other reading for the name of the Taira clan)), the biggest epic about the Genpei War and although such an uncertain story, for being compiled after oral tales, Tomoe became an icon nonetheless. She’s considered the embodiment of the onna bugeisha, celebrated and well known till this day, possessing even a memorial in Shiga.

The Heike possess various translations in english, the first being avaiable online for free here: http://library.uoregon.edu/ec/e-asia/read/heike-whole.pdf

Next, in the onna bugeisha tales, I’ll jump some centuries.

Post from yesterday, not really satisfied, but oh well…