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Collection by Denis Bour • Last updated 6 weeks ago

Denis Bour
 Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono would be hot. Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono would be hot. Japanese Costume, Japanese Kimono, Japanese Art, Japanese Trends, Heian Era, Heian Period, Japanese Beauty, Asian Beauty, Japan Kultur


斎Odai generation 51, Mr. Fujita Nana child. Twelve-layered ceremonial kimono would be hot.

Framed Japanese Print: Figures in the Rain Japanese ink and color on paper print; depicting figures taking shelter from the rain, birds bathing in the foreground; with inscription and seal mark, pencil signature lower left corner (slight wear); Japanese Artwork, Japanese Painting, Japanese Prints, Chinese Painting, Japanese Illustration, Illustration Art, Botanical Illustration, Art Asiatique, Art Japonais

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.

Kappabashi Dori, kitchen town in Tokyo Tokyo Travel, Tokyo Trip, Japan Trip, Where The Sun Rises, Asia, Turning Japanese, Tokyo Olympics, Tokyo Streets, Tokyo Disneyland

Kappabashi Dougu Street

A giant chef marks the entrance to the southern end of Kappabashi-dori Kappabashi-dori , also known just as Kappabashi or Kitchen Town, is ...

Tsuchiya Koitsu - Sensoji Temple in Asakusa - Japanese woodblock print. Japanese Art Modern, Japanese Artwork, Japanese Painting, Japanese Prints, Japanese Culture, Vintage Japanese, Hokusai, Japanese Temple, Art Asiatique

"Sensoji Temple in Asakusa".

Tsuchiya Koitsu - Sensoji Temple in Asakusa - Japanese woodblock print.

 The Nakamise souvenir shops at the Buddhist temple Senso-ji in Asakusa, Tokyo. In the back the huge Niomon (仁王門) entrance gate can be seen. The first shops were built on this location in 1885 (Meiji Vintage Photographs, Vintage Images, Yayoi Era, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Era Taisho, Samurai Champloo, Oriental, Japan Photo


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.

Oiran standing in front of her residence. Oiran were prostitutes /courtesans (geisha by definition were respected entertainers), but the HIGHEST paid women in all of Japan. It was a coveted position if you were already part of this world. Japanese Geisha, Japanese Beauty, Vintage Japanese, Japanese Kimono, Japanese History, Asian History, Japanese Culture, Memoirs Of A Geisha, Japanese Photography

Yoshiwara 1910

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.”

Chinsekai at Asakusa, Tokyo, c. Retro Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Vintage Photographs, Japan Landscape, Old Photography, Japanese Culture, Vintage Japanese

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, […]

明治の「東京」。江戸の名残を残す名所がカラーでよみがえる【画像】 Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Taisho Era, Japan Landscape, Japanese Castle, Retro Pictures, Meiji Era, Old Photography, Amazing Architecture



Prostitution, "Trostfrauen", Versklavung in Japan - Teil 1 Old Pictures, Old Photos, Human Zoo, Matsuri Festival, Afro Samurai, Samurai Champloo, Women In History, Okinawa, Japanese Art

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…

old photos of japan Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Vintage Japanese, Japanese Art, Japanese House, Traditional Japanese, Japanese Style, Hiroshima

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)

大東京 日毎雑踏を際むる浅草仲見世の盛観 Souvenir Shops at Asakusa Park (Greater Tokyo) Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Japan Landscape, Old Photography, The Good Old Days, Japanese Culture, Tokyo, Empire

都市・東京の記憶_大東京五十景_大東京 日毎雑踏を際むる浅草仲見世の盛観 Souvenir Shops at Asakusa Park (Greater Tokyo)