Category Archives: Japan

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

A Buddhist Temple at Nagasaki. Journeys to Japan 1856.

A Buddhist Temple at Nagasaki Japan. Traditional Japan costumes. Buddhist monk dress.

A Buddhist Temple at Nagasaki Japan.

A Buddhist Temple at Nagasaki Japan.

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