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Blade Under Mask: City of Wood - Street Concept 1 by White-Mantis Blade Under Mask: City of Wood - Street Concept 1 by White-Mantis
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"City of Wood: The City of Pleasures" - Street concept 1

One of the streets in City of Wood, the city of pleasures in the world of Blade Under Mask, where one can find every kind of pleasure, if so they desire... and can afford what they seek.

It is in City of Wood where the hanamachi - the geisha district - is located, containing a full gamut of geisha houses, including the Asazaki, the house to which Nae belongs. Nae, and other maiko like her, are trained and live in these houses with their adoptive families, but they do not work there in an official capacity (although they're sure to work plenty, doing chores and training). Geisha and maiko are hired by teahouses, which are larger buildings that fill out a portion of the rest of the district. At these teahouses, parties and tea ceremonies are held, featuring geisha and maiko as entertainers. The Kaburenjo theatre, where dance presentations and plays are shown, is also located nearby.

Besides the hanamachi, the city also hosts a lot of places where gambling and games of chance can be played, and of course, there are "red light houses"... in their own district.

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"Cidade de Madeira: A Cidade dos Prazeres" - Street concept 1

Uma das ruas de Cidade de Madeira, a cidade dos prazeres no mundo de Blade Under Mask, onde um pode encontrar qualquer tipo de prazer, se assim desejar... e tiver condições de bancar.

É em Cidade de Madeira onde se encontra o hanamachi - o bairro das gueixas - contendo uma gama de casas de gueixas, incluindo a Asazaki - a casa a qual Nae pertence. Nae, e outras maiko como ela, são treinadas e vivem em tais casas com suas famílias adotivas, mas não trabalham lá (apesar de trabalharem muito, de certa forma, praticando suas habilidades artísticas). Gueixas e maiko são contratadas por casas de chá, grandes construções que ocupam uma parte do distrito. É nessas casa de chá em que acontecem as festas e cerimônias as quais gueixa e maiko participam como convidadas. O Teatro Kaburenjo, onde acontecem apresentações de dança e peças, também se encontra próximo.

Além dos prazeres artisticos, a cidade também oferece diversos lugares onde apostas e jogos de azar podem ser feitos. E claro, as "casas de luz vermelha"... em seu próprio bairro.


Art & Characters (c) me, from Blade Under Mask

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Kimerasaurus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely brilliant~!  You have such an amazing eye for detail when it comes to backgrounds, especially this one.  This looks just like an old Japanese city, and I applaud you for the amount of detail you put into it.  ^^  :heart:
AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
its really old japan!!
Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, let's see what we have here...
Nae, Tetsuo, a spider, a young Ladybird Beetle, a Monarch Butterfly (I think...), a Javelin Beetle, a caterpillar (possibly Stinging Nettle), a grasshopper, and a mosquito.
Bugshidofan101 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
This just gets better and better now I see this street concept I get a good Idea of the world you are creating and I am really loving it.
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I already wanted to tell you that I really love seeing such a complex bg with all the characters and lively sight of the street. I really appreciate the work you put into it because I know how strainful it can be to display such a scene. XD
I hope to see more. :)
White-Mantis Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I would love to draw more scenes like this! But right now my time is so limited... ^^; I'm a graduating student, I can't wait to graduate and draw a lot!

Thank you so much for all comments and support! :heart:
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
HHehe, yeah I get you on that. XD
Good luck on your studies! :la:
Arrogance127 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Hmmm city of wood... Better hope that an army of termites doesn't come to raid them...

Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not sure what termites eat, but they don't actually eat wood. They make their homes in it.
Arrogance127 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Well the termites themselves can't digest cellulose (main component in wood), but they contain commensalistic organisms that can and will convert Cellulose into a sugar-fuel source that the termites can use.
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