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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

Greek Orthodox Bishop 1857

Greek Orthodox Bishop costume. Metropolitan of Mount Athos. Priest clothing.

Greek Orthodox Bishop

Greek Orthodox Bishop 1857

Greek bishop dressed in a Rhason (Rhason the word in Greek means “used, worn garment.”). The Rhason is wider than the Talar has long sleeves and is usually black. If the priest is preparing for the liturgy, he puts the Rhason and pulls on the robe, the tunic, the alb, the other about to vestments.  Continue reading