An incredibly elaborate and unbelievably tall dashi float. Photo taken in 1871, or Meiji 4

The photo above was taken by an unknown photographer in a mere 30 years after the world’s first photographs began emerging. The artist captured a massive, precarious float (known as dashi) parading through the streets of Hakata, in Southern Japan.

勝浦漁港の魚市場で観た幻の巨大魚マンダイ。刺し身もいけるが「不遇」な扱いされがち。  「はやりのゆるキャラにでもすれば、港町の新たな名物になるのでは、と思った。」と記者のコメントに応えましょう!  絵師の皆さん、やりませんか?

勝浦漁港の魚市場で観た幻の巨大魚マンダイ。刺し身もいけるが「不遇」な扱いされがち。 「はやりのゆるキャラにでもすれば、港町の新たな名物になるのでは、と思った。」と記者のコメントに応えましょう! 絵師の皆さん、やりませんか?

Sakura (cherry blossoms) beginning to bloom in Tokyo

Sakura (cherry blossoms) beginning to bloom in Tokyo

Sento: Japanese neighborhood public bath.

Sento: Japanese neighborhood public bath.

The season of sakura has arrived :)    Photo by Risuco Morino

The season of sakura has arrived :) Photo by Risuco Morino

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