Category Archives: Japan

Kazuma Ogawa. Costumes & customs in Japan.

Old court dress, historical, historic, Japan, costume, Kazuma Ogawa, Photographer,

Old court dress.

Kazuma Ogawa. Costumes & customs in Japan. Tokyo 1892.

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Buddhist Priest and Gentleman of Loo choo. Japan.

Buddhist Priest. Costumes. Okinawa Japan. Priest. Gentleman. Loo choo.

Priest and Gentleman of Loo choo.

Buddhist Priest and Gentleman of Loo choo.

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Seppuku, Hara Kiri. Ritualized suicide. Japan.

Suicide. Japan, Seppuku. Samurai, Tycoon. Hara Kiri. Costumes. traditional. 切腹, 腹切り,

The Tycoon’s messengers’s reading the sentence.

Seppuku. Ritualized suicide in Japan. Continue reading

Okinawa, Japan. Loo Choo Chief and his Two Sons.

Okinawa, Japan. Loo Choo Chief. Historical Asian costumes.

Loo Choo Chief and his Two Sons.

Okinawa, Japan. Loo Choo Chief and his Two Sons.

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Japanese Festivals and Holidays. 19th c.

Japanese Festivals, Birth, Koi, japan symbols, Gongen Sama, fish flag, Matsuri 祭?, Shinto

Festival in honour of the birth of child.

Japanese Festivals and Holidays

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Gentleman of Loo Choo in his Cloak. Japan 1816.

Loo Choo. Cloak. Okinawa. Japan costume. Traditional dress.

Gentleman of Loo Choo in his Cloak

Gentleman of Loo Choo in his Cloak

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The Prince of Loo Choo. Okinawa Japan.

Prince. Loo Choo. Costume. Okinawa. Japan

The Prince of Loo Choo.

The Prince of Loo Choo.

Ryukyu Islands. Shō-Dynastie. Okinawa Japan.

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Japan Samurai. Traditional Process of donning Armor.

Japan Samurai, Japanese Warriors, Plate Armor, Vibrant Undergarment, Longbow, Swordsman, Traditional Process of Donning Armor

Japan Samurai. Traditional Process of donning Armor.

Japan Samurai. Traditional Process of donning Armor.

The process of putting on a full suit of armor. Illustration by Auguste Racinet.

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Pitti-Sing. Victorian opera character.

Pitty Sing. Pitty-Sing. Victorian opera character. Traditional Japanese Clothing, Kimono,

Victorian opera character.

Pitti-Sing. The Mikado. Victorian opera character.

The Mikado is a comic opera in two acts by Gilbert and Sullivan (libretto by WS Gilbert, with music by Arthur Sullivan). Continue reading

Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Japanese military leader 16th century.

Shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Japanese military leader. Tokugawa dynasty.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-1598)

Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Japanese military leader 16th century.

Celui qui devint le grand Hideyoshi (16e siècle), alors au service de Nobunaga en lutte contre seigneurs révoltés, aide son maître à franchir une gué.

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A Japanese sailing ship off the coast of Shimoda.

Ancient Japanese sailing ship

A Japanese sailing ship off the coast of Shimoda.

A Japanese sailing ship off the coast of Shimoda.

From the book: Two journeys to Japan. 1856-7, by Kinahan Cornwallis. Illustrated by the author. Published by Thomas Cautley Newby. London 1859. Continue reading