Asakusa Kannon in Rain by Ginnosuke Yokouchi
Yokouchi: Asakasa Kannon in Rain - rare woodblock - carved and produced by the artist. All blocks were destroyed in earthquake.
OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN: Page 28
A photo blog about Japan between the 1860s and 1930s with rare vintage photographs of a traditional Japan that has long since dissapeared. Discover how and why Japan changed.
Written in English on the back of this postcard is the following: “This distinguished courtesan, has the air & carriage of a ‘grande Dame’, while her clothes are the costliest to be bought, such as only royalty is supposed to afford. She is standing on a bridge balcony to her house which is furnished as elegantly as that of a Queen.”
Asakusa Rokku (Theater Street), c. 1910-1950. | Old Tokyo
See also: Hanayashika, Asakusa Park, c. 1920 Ryounkaku (Twelve-Storeys), Asakusa “… Kyoto, with its shrines and handicrafts, is like grandmother’s china cabinet; Asakusa is crazy Aunt Mae’s steamer chest. It’s been around a bit and is full of surprises, laughs and stories that’ll put colour in your cheeks.” – Riding the Funky Duck in Asakusa, […]
CAGED PROSTITUTES -- The Lowest Order of the Japanese Brothel System (#3), or, HOW TO PRETEND YOU HAVE "FREEDOM OF CHOICE"
Ca.1890-1900. Of the many views that show Caged Prostitutes in Japan, this is perhaps the most interesting. When showing it to friends in Japan, they explained it anecdotally to me this way......... (1) The prospective customer --- seen here with his pipe --- gawks at the inmates until he settles on whoever turns him on. (2) He lights the long tobacco pipe in his hand, and passes it through the bars to her. (3) If her feminine sixth sense tells her he will probably be OK (and NOT some…
A Toy Shop in Old Japan
Handcolored japanese albumen print from a tourists album of the early 20th century. Doodle san will leave Japan With several tons of cargo Folks will stare, when all his ware Is poured into Chicago There's silk, cut velvet, old brocade And everything thats "joto", And ancient bronzes, newly made For dealers in Kyoto ("The Globe-trotter at Kamakura" / Osman Edwards / Resident Rhymes / Tokyo 1900)