...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732


Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Throwback Thursday

This is a painting which I found in an antique shop of my travels.  I know nothing  about it except that it is of Mount Fuji in Japan.  

Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Commonly called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters. A pilgrimage site for centuries, it’s considered one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains, and summit hikes remain a popular activity. Its iconic profile is the subject of numerous works of art, notably Edo Period prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige.
Elevation12,388′
Last eruptionDecember 16, 1707
Prominence12,388′
First ascent663 AD

Take a look at the picture and cedar trees. and the old sailing ships.

Here is the signature, Kimura
  • Japanese : very common place name and surname, especially in western and northeastern Japan. Variously written, the original meaning is ‘tree village’. Some bearers are descended from the Fujiwara, Mononobe, and other noble families.


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