Satogiku-dayuu 1910s "It was customary for a tayuu (Japanese courtesan) to have two kamuro (child attendants) of about the same age and size, with names that matched in concept and sound, taking their cue from the name of their ane-jōro (elder sister courtesan)."

Satogiku-dayuu - It was customary for a tayuu (Japanese courtesan) to have two kamuro (child attendants) of about the same age & size, with names that matched in concept & sound, taking their cue from the name of their ane-jōro (elder sister courtesan).

First of all, a Kimono Princess shuns typical seasonal designs and colors. Pink…

First of all, a Kimono Princess shuns typical seasonal designs and colors. Pink for cherry blossom season?unless its the kimono LINING! Vintage jazz-age patterns or modern ironic graphics are the most popular for new style kimono hime.

Post-war photo by Tadahiko Hayashi in Nagasaki, Japan. 林忠彦の写した戦後日本の風景写真。長崎、大浦天主堂下、ここは今もたばこ屋さんらしいです。

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Post-war photo of Nagasaki, Japan by Tadahiko Hayashi. This cigarette (&…

Sakamoto Ryōma (January 3, 1836 – December 10, 1867) was a leader of the…

坂本龍馬 Sakamoto Ryōma (January 1836 – December was a leader of the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate during the Bakumatsu period in Japan.

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Ginza, Tokyo, Japan circa with its still famous willow trees.

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Marc Riboud 1958 Tokyo Japan - building Tokyo Tower - the year we first arrived in Japan!

Kondō Isami (1834-1868) commander of the shinsengumi, a special police force of…

Kondō Isami (近藤 勇 November 1834 – May was a Japanese swordsman and official of the late Edo Period, famed for his role as commander of the Shinsengumi

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100年前の日本に起こった空前の写真ブーム「大正ピクトリアリズム」25選、躍動する歴史の記憶

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,

Hijikata Toshizo of the Shinsengumi, prototype of Hijikata Toshiro

Hijikata Toshizo~ known as the Demon Vice-Commander (鬼の副長, oni no fukuchou) of the Shinsengumi

Katsu would be responsible for convincing the final Tokugawa Shogun to surrender…

Katsu would be responsible for convincing the final Tokugawa Shogun to surrender…

東洋唯一の地下鉄道ホームの一部 A partial view of the Tokyo Subway railroad

Meiji era : 東洋唯一の地下鉄道ホームの一部 A partial view of the Tokyo Subway railroad

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