kimono

kimono

Scan A1. Scans from book: 300 years of Japanese women’s appearance, kimono, kanzashi etc. ISBN4-87940-541-8. An incredible set of shots of a tayuu (courtesan) dress. The opulant heavily-embroidered uchikake (outer kimono) and obi appear to date to the mid-19th century.

Scan A1. Scans from book: 300 years of Japanese women’s appearance, kimono, kanzashi etc. ISBN4-87940-541-8. An incredible set of shots of a tayuu (courtesan) dress. The opulant heavily-embroidered uchikake (outer kimono) and obi appear to date to the mid-19th century.

Autumn Leaf Obi--an exquisite photo of young geisha looking out at the river. Probably from the 1930s

Autumn Leaf Obi--an exquisite photo of young geisha looking out at the river. Probably from the 1930s

A Miko of old Japan. Miko, or “shrine maidens”, are women that perform Kagura (Shinto theatrical dances).

A Miko of old Japan. Miko, or “shrine maidens”, are women that perform Kagura (Shinto theatrical dances).

Japanese wedding

Japanese wedding

IKEDA SHIGEKO collection

IKEDA SHIGEKO collection

Junichi Nakahara

Junichi Nakahara

Junichi Nakahara

Junichi Nakahara

Ambrose's Tumblr, (1942) Junichi Nakahara

Ambrose's Tumblr, (1942) Junichi Nakahara

Art by Junichi Nakahara 中原淳一

Art by Junichi Nakahara 中原淳一

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