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Maiko Apprentice in Kyoto ~Repinned Via JLD Webfocus http://500px.com/photo/40486040

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History of kimono - nice to see with year instead of period, yes it's nice to know it was for example, the Edo period, but I never can remember the year that matches

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from Tokyobling's Blog

Jidai Matsuri Men – Kyoto

Jidai Matsuri, Kyoto. The festival began after the Emperor moved the capital away from Kyoto to Tokyo in 1868. Historical reenactment parade, in authentic costumes from Japanese feudal history to the Meiji era.

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Kitsune 狐 significa zorro, animal que constituye un elemento de singular importancia en el folclore japonés, de hecho se utiliza para nombrar a un espíritu cuya función clásica es la de proteger bosques y aldeas.

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Court lady of the Kamakura Period (1185-1333) , Japan. Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.” Scanned by Lumikettu of Flickr. Japanese costume many centuries ago…recreation accomplished in Kyoto during the 1930’s

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A woman dressed in junihitoe layer by layer.

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Comparing Japanese and Chinese ideas of beauty at the same period

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