Japanese Woman reading a Book 1920s

Oiran & Geisha : The maiko Hiroko of Gion Kobu reading a book. This vintage picture was taken around Hiroko became geiko around the early

Japanese Nurse dressed in Black 1905.  Red Cross Nurses were a symbol of modernity and of Japan’s commitment to humanitarian ideals, during the Russo-Japanese War (8 February 1904 – 5 September 1905). Postcards reflected this by updating the age old tradition of Bijin-e (pictures of beautiful women). This postcard is from the “Thousand Contemporary Figures” series. S)

Postcard of a Japanese Red Cross nurse in A symbol of modernity and humanitarian effort during the Russo-Japanese War; at that time the Japanese Red Cross Society was the largest in the world with over a million members.

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Portrait of a Hangyoku, apprentice geisha, circa. In Tokyo, apprentice geisha is called Hangyoku, whereas in Kyoto they are called Maiko.

Japanese Beauty, 1920s

Long haired beauty of old Japan -- The Transformation of a Geisha from East to West. Ca 1905 Meiji-era. Portrait of a Japanese girl.

Children drawing on the Taito road, Tokyo, 1961 by Takeyoshi Tanuma

Children drawing on the Taito road, Tokyo, 1961 by Takeyoshi Tanuma vintage real life childhood photo just goes to show we are all the same no matter where we are born

FISHERMAN AND SKIFF ON THE RIVER OF MIST. Okinawa Soba, via Flickr. THIS IMAGE is one of several examples of a largely ignored facet of Old Japanese Photography -- a genre called "TAISHO ART" or "TAISHO PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY". The pictorialism movement in Japan reached its peak during the reign of EMPEROR TAISHO (1912-26)

Fisherman and Skiff on the River of Mist. This is one of several examples of a largely ignored facet of old Japanese hhotography, a genre called Taisho art. The pictorialism movement in Japan reached its peak during the reign of Emporer Taisho,

Mayu (silk cocoons) c 1915-23, Japan. S)

Silk cocons, photography by Enami Nobukuni – Source: Arimatsu Textile Museum, Aichi

TOMIOKA Tessai (1837-1924), a Japanese painter and calligrapher. He is regarded as the last major artist in the Bunjinga tradition. 富岡鉄斎

TOMIOKA Tessai a Japanese painter and calligrapher. He is regarded as the last major artist in the Bunjinga tradition. 富岡鉄斎 Tone of image allows definition of texture Natural positioning

Japanese antique photograph.   Takeko of the daughter of Matsudaira Naoyoshi. (1839-1918).   The husband died at the age of 23 years old her.   She lived to be 80 years old.   This photograph was taken in 1867. Edo era / Meiji era / Taisyo era.

Takeko of the daughter of Matsudaira Naoyoshi. The husband died at the age of 23 years old her. She lived to be 80 years old. This photograph was taken in Edo era / Meiji era / Taisyo era.

Vintage Photographs of Manryu. One of the most popular Geisha in Japan during the last years of the Meiji-era - Early 20th Century

Vintage Photograph of Manryu. One of the most popular Geisha in Japan during the last years of the Meiji-era - Early Century

1920...1930...FOR AJI NO MOTO....VINTAGE EVERY DAY....

vintage everyday: Aji-no-Moto Promo Photos in The

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