Seppuku. Ritualized suicide in Japan. Continue reading
Okinawa, Japan. Loo Choo Chief and his Two Sons.
Japanese Festivals and Holidays
Gentleman of Loo Choo in his Cloak
The Prince of Loo Choo.
Ryukyu Islands. Shō-Dynastie. Okinawa Japan.
Japan Samurai. Traditional Process of donning Armor.
The process of putting on a full suit of armor. Illustration by Auguste Racinet.
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.
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.
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