Photo of Yoshiwara courtesan Komurasaki, Taisho period. Japan. 稲本楼 小紫

Photo of Yoshiwara courtesan Komurasaki, Taisho period. An oiran refers to a high-ranking courtesan in the pleasure quarter of Yoshiwara.

日本文化に関する、知っとくと良さげな豆知識の資料まとめ – Japaaan 日本の文化と今をつなぐ

日本文化に関する、知っとくと良さげな豆知識の資料まとめ – Japaaan 日本の文化と今をつなぐ

ここは別世界への入り口…?「上色見熊野座神社」が神秘的すぎて震える - Find Travel

Forest Shrine in Takamori-machi, Kumamoto japan hotarubi no mori es real location

mino (japanese straw cape, photo by Asano Kiichi Japanese, 1914-1993):蓑(みの)

netlex: by Asano Kiichi (Japanese, 1914-1993)

Are these period or not? I could make one out of a grass mat or three.Japanese straw cape, photo by Asano Kiichi (Japanese,




VINTAGE STYLE WOMEN: Antique photos of women from a bygone era are collected here in all manner of pose, location, and type just like this example of a vintage Geisha.

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A spectacular Shinto Shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate who died in The richly decorated gate is called "higurashi-no-mon," meaning that one could look at it until sundown

Kimono. Silk crepe with katazome (stencil-dyeing), mid 20th                   century.

Haruko Watanabe Collection: silk crepe kimono with katazome (stencil-dyeing) Mid cen


Old Japan // Austrian Photographer Baron Raimund von Stillfried-Rathenitz

Photograph of a Japanese man and boy, with their horse, on a country cross-road. Included in "Japanese Life", ca. by Ogawa Kazumasa.

On a country cross-road from Japanese Life 1892 by Ogawa Kazumasa