The koto was introduced from China to Japan during the Nara period (710-793) as an instrument of court music (Gagaku).
Costumes & customs in Japan by Kazuma Ogawa. Tokyo 1892
“No. I, Iidamachi, Shichome, Kojimachiku, Tokyo, Japan.”
Buddhist Priest and Gentleman of Loo choo.
Seppuku. Ritualized suicide in Japan.
Okinawa, Japan. Loo Choo Chief and his Two Sons.
Japanese Festivals and Holidays
Gentleman of Loo Choo in his Cloak
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).
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… Read More