Earthquakes in print

May 13th, 2011By Category: Arts & Entertainment, Culture

Another great selection of images from the guys at Pink Tentacle.  We have featured a few below, but drop by their site for a much more comprehensive collection.

As they point out on their blog, all of these images were produced just days after the 1855 Great Ansei Earthquake hit the city of Edo (Tokyo).  The images are of namazu, who in traditional belief, lives in the mud beneath the earth.  His stirrings caused violence shakes in the ground and thus brought about earthquakes.

If you haven’t done already – might be an idea to offer up your own prayer to namazu.  Every little helps…

Get the background info and whole lot more, right here.


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