Every week lovers of history, nostalgia and/or genealogy are invited to share photos based on a photo prompt. Above is our prompt for the week. These anchor men inspired me to look for photos of anchors or blacksmiths. Here’s what I found:
Library of Congress, Japanese Print, 1760
Library of Congress, L. Prang, 1874
Flickr Commons, Tyne & Ware Museum, 1993
NSW Archives, Hurlstone Agricultural High School, 1920
You can see some wonderful interpretations by clicking here.
It’s prime time for sunscreen so I’m sharing a new review by Renée aka Gothamista.
I’m well stocked as it is and have been using Dear, Klairs Everyday Sun Protector, which goes on smoothly and isn’t greasy. It’s SPF 50+ and PA++++. As you may know SPF 50 is considered overkill by many dermatologists. I got this as part of a set but would definitely repurchase.
I’m also using Anessa’s Essence UV sunscreen aqua booster. it absorbs well, but till it does feels slightly greasy. Again it’s SPF 50+ PA++++. Dear, Klairs is a South Korean company and Anessa is Japanese. I think these countries are tops for sunscreen. In the US products are only PA+++ so more there’s more protection against the sunrays that cause wrinkles.
This young woman put together a documentary on Japan’s relationship to Christianity, how its perceived, what Japanese people do believe and how Christians are received in the Land of the Rising Sun.
When I lived there, Christianity was perceived as a foreign religion and as the video states only 1% of the population believes in it. Still because its a densely populated country, I did find churches near me.
I attended Buddhist and Shinto festivals, but as the documentary shows people tended to do them because they were traditions not because they actually believed them or knew their origins. At temples people would post their prayer petitions and people do donate to support their temples, in fact there’s great social pressure to tithe.