Japan embroidery. Fukusa. Border with silk and gold brocade executed in opus plumarium stitches. The ornamental arts of Japan by George Ashdown Audsley.
The fabrics here illustrated show two styles of artistic treatment; the ground of one being uniformly purple-black, produced by the silk warp ; while the ground of the other is in bands of different colours, produced, with the exception of those in black, by the silk threads of the woof
Japan. The natives and the conquerors. Ainu and Japanese. Combat and fencing armor. – Various Weapons. Soldiers, Craftsmen, Coolis.
The koto was introduced from China to Japan during the Nara period (710-793) as an instrument of court music (Gagaku).
Japan shippō-yaki design. Three segments of a circular border. Cloisonné enamel. Ornamental design 19th century.
Costumes & customs in Japan by Kazuma Ogawa. Tokyo 1892
“No. I, Iidamachi, Shichome, Kojimachiku, Tokyo, Japan.”
Buddhist Priest and Gentleman of Loo choo. Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).
The seppuku Hara Kiri (jap. 切腹) is a ritualized type of male suicide, which was spread around the middle of the twelfth century in Japan within the shift of the samurai and was officially banned in 1868.
Okinawa, Japan. Loo Choo Chief and his Two Sons. Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).
Japanese Festivals and Holidays Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).