Young girl in special-occasion  kimono.  Japan.

Young girl in special-occasion  kimono.  Japan.

A dry-to-the-touch chirimen silk kimono featuring fatsia leaf motifs and vertical damask stripes.  Taisho Period (1912-1927), Japan.  The Kimono Gallery

(Source: thekimonogallery.com)

Set 3: About 1950’s, Japan.  Photography by Kiichi Asano (1914 - 1990)

Chinese Boys (Karako) with an Elephant.  Woodblock print.  1780, Japan, by artist Torii Kiyonaga.

Chinese Boys (Karako) with an Elephant.  Woodblock print.  1780, Japan, by artist Torii Kiyonaga.

(Source: kimononagoya)

Pole with “fish” at “Boys’ Day” (Tango no Sekku). Text and image via National Museum of Denmark

Pole with “fish” at “Boys’ Day” (Tango no Sekku). Text and image via National Museum of Denmark

(Source: Flickr / thenationalmuseumofdenmark)


Teaching masks (Kojima Oun) for Noh theatre on display.  Photography by Skye Hohmann

Teaching masks (Kojima Oun) for Noh theatre on display.  Photography by Skye Hohmann

(Source: skyehohmann.photoshelter.com)

jibadojo:

Samurai Takasugi Shinsaku Late Edo period Kendo practitioner.  1860’s, Japan

jibadojo:

Samurai Takasugi Shinsaku Late Edo period Kendo practitioner.  1860’s, Japan

vintagemarlene:

vintage illustration by takeo takei (1894-1983) (www.vintage-rama.blogspot.com)

vintagemarlene:

vintage illustration by takeo takei (1894-1983) (www.vintage-rama.blogspot.com)

"Henshin" in Kyoto, Japan.  Photography by dan & emily on Flickr

"Henshin" in Kyoto, Japan.  Photography by dan & emily on Flickr

(Source: Flickr / dpp_emye)

colorful4japan:

A Jizo-bon event (an event to commemorate Jizo as the protector of children.Before and after Jizo-bon, special paper lanterns used for Jizo-bon are often seen in the area where Jizo are enshrined around houses or small shrines. )
Osaka,Japan
2014

colorful4japan:

A Jizo-bon event (an event to commemorate Jizo as the protector of children.Before and after Jizo-bon, special paper lanterns used for Jizo-bon are often seen in the area where Jizo are enshrined around houses or small shrines. )

Osaka,Japan

2014

Portrait of a young geisha, ca. 1940, Japan.  Photography  by Francis Haar

Portrait of a young geisha, ca. 1940, Japan.  Photography  by Francis Haar

Festival of Ages, Kyoto, Japan.  Oct 21, 2006, Kyoto, Japan.  Photography by Melissa Rose Chasse on Flickr

Festival of Ages, Kyoto, JapanOct 21, 2006, Kyoto, Japan.  Photography by Melissa Rose Chasse on Flickr

(Source: Flickr / mboogiedown)

Set 2: About 1950’s, Japan.  Photography by Kiichi Asano (1914 - 1990)