Meiji & Taisho Romantica: Photo
Exploring depictions of Japan's early embracement of Western fashion, spanning from the cultural enlightenment era of the Meiji Period (1868-1912) to the modern girl era of the Taisho Period (1912-1926). Woodblock prints, illustrations, and photographs.
Momotaro - Taisho Era Maiko
Momotaro has always been my favourite maiko from Taisho era. She may not have been as pretty or cute as some of the other maiko, but when she smiled...it always melted my heart. These scans are from my own private collection of postcards, real photos and dance programs. Please feel more than free to share on other sites and with other maiko/geiko/geisha enthusiasts. All I ask is that you keep the fan logo on all photos, and do not use these images for monetary gain.
Japanese Art: Chrysanthemum. Kisho Tsukuda. 1998 | Gurafiku: Japanese Graphic Design
Japanese Art: Chrysanthemum. Kisho Tsukuda. 1998 | The Gurafiku archive of Japanese graphic design is a collection of visual research surveying the history of graphic design in Japan.
The term "Taisho Roman" refers to the cultural stylings of the Taisho Period of Japanese history (1912-1926), combined with the shortened form 'romantic'. An appropriate English translation might be "romantic vintage". In terms of wafuku, Taisho Roman often begins with Taisho-era kimono, or kimono that have similar visual cues, such as bright colors and/or large, bold designs. The kimono is then heavily accessorized with elements of Western fashion from the 1920s, and occassionally touches…