Netsuke Cord Holes (himotoshi)

When collecting Japanese netsuke most of the true antique netsuke, as against lots of modern copies, will normally have two connecting cord holes (known as himotoshi), but one will be much larger than the other! The netsuke was a handling piece, that was on a cord to a compartment (Sagemono), often this was an inro…

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The Path of Illumination

Change is a mythological journey, where we hear the call; go with uncertainty into unknown dangers, until we finally find our way home. You can become what your spirit intended you to be — whole, perfect and free. To free yourself, you must step into the light, be brave and take action. Although you may…

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Photography – Lighting

Everyone thinks if you have the most expensive and fancy camera in the world, you’re going to end up taking pictures that are ready for Vogue magazine. The truth is and most people just won’t admit this, without proper lighting your photos could turn into pure disasters quicker than Custer’s last stand. What follows are…

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How to Download Free Desktop Wallpapers

Many people are into downloading their own desktop wallpapers because they like to individualize their computer and really make it their own. Wallpapers can also serve as a form of daily inspiration as many of the wallpapers that can be downloaded have beautiful pictures and quotes on them that will allow you to push forward…

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Installing Your Own Suspended Ceiling

How to hang suspended ceilings yourself? Installing suspended ceilings on your own can take quite a bit of time. Installing either a tile or suspended ceiling in a 9 'by 12' room will require approximately 16 hours of work, longer if some unusual situations occur. As a result, the job is best undertaken by at…

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Flooring Materials For Rabbit Hutches

If you’ve recently purchased a commercially available rabbit hutch for the beloved bunny you have just added to your family, it probably has a wire floor. There are some hutches that offer split floors, with a wire portion and a portion with a solid surface made of wood, metal, or PVC plastic. Some have wire…

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Full Tilt Poker Stats

Full Tilt Poker is a success story in the world of online poker, it's figures and representatives speak for themselves and they're gaining speed in becoming the number one provider of online poker games. Poker is now one of biggest activities in the world, it's on television, radio, in films, magazines .. it's not going…

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Why Sealcoat My Asphalt Parking Lot Or Driveway?

Sealcoating your asphalt parking lot or driveway will protect your expensive asphalt investment saving you thousands of dollars. This simple periodic maintenance can double the life of your pavement and reduce the likelihood of larger repair issues, while providing a jet-black finish for your asphalt that will beautify your home or business. This simple, low-cost…

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The World’s Most Beautiful Bridges

They may be small or they may be large, they may be wooden or concrete- but bridges are something that can be found almost everywhere all around the world. However, this article focuses on the bridges that make our heads turn around. These bridges are architectural miracles that truly have the ability to take our…

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