"Emptiness, which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness, is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities." —D. T. Suzuki (Painting: "Golden Sun" Japan, Meiji era, 1878) ..*

"Emptiness, which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness, is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities." —D. T. Suzuki (Painting: "Golden Sun" Japan, Meiji era, 1878) ..*

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Uniforms during the Boshin War and Meiji era

Uniforms during the Boshin War and Meiji era

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stereoimages by T. Enami documenting life in early 20th century Japan (the Meiji period).  The original hand tinted image (circa 1898), presented for parallel viewing and showing two Maiko meeting at the gate. Note how well the tinting is done, although I'm not a fan of tinted photos..

stereoimages by T. Enami documenting life in early 20th century Japan (the Meiji period). The original hand tinted image (circa 1898), presented for parallel viewing and showing two Maiko meeting at the gate. Note how well the tinting is done, although I'm not a fan of tinted photos..

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From Old Rags: Japanese woodblock fashion prints from 1887. More images at http://oldrags.tumblr.com/post/33657740380/japanese-woodblock-fashion-prints-from-1887#

From Old Rags: Japanese woodblock fashion prints from 1887. More images at http://oldrags.tumblr.com/post/33657740380/japanese-woodblock-fashion-prints-from-1887#

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(animated stereo) Geisha travelling by yama kago in Meiji era japan (1901) by Thiophene_Guy, via Flickr

(animated stereo) Geisha travelling by yama kago in Meiji era japan (1901) by Thiophene_Guy, via Flickr

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https://flic.kr/p/ajnmMe | "PILGRIM GOING UP TO FUJIYAMA" | This is image No. 1 in photographer KIMBEI KUSAKABE'S 1893 Souvenir Photo Catalog that featured over 1,300 classic views of old Meiji-era Japan.   The photos usually were hand printed and colored in 8 x 10-inch size or larger, and sold mounted, un-mounted, or in large, heavy Albums of 50 to 100 views. They were not cheap.  Looking at the above photo, you might wonder,  "...where are his food, bedding, and other supplies?...&quo...

https://flic.kr/p/ajnmMe | "PILGRIM GOING UP TO FUJIYAMA" | This is image No. 1 in photographer KIMBEI KUSAKABE'S 1893 Souvenir Photo Catalog that featured over 1,300 classic views of old Meiji-era Japan. The photos usually were hand printed and colored in 8 x 10-inch size or larger, and sold mounted, un-mounted, or in large, heavy Albums of 50 to 100 views. They were not cheap. Looking at the above photo, you might wonder, "...where are his food, bedding, and other supplies?...&quo...

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Meiji era Japanese cloisonne vase. The Meiji era in Japan extended from September 1868 through July 1912. During this period, Japan moved away from being an isolated feudal society. One reform was the promulgation of the Five Charter Oath in 1868.  Implicit in the Charter Oath was an end to exclusive political rule by the bakufu and a move toward more democratic participation in government.

Meiji era Japanese cloisonne vase. The Meiji era in Japan extended from September 1868 through July 1912. During this period, Japan moved away from being an isolated feudal society. One reform was the promulgation of the Five Charter Oath in 1868. Implicit in the Charter Oath was an end to exclusive political rule by the bakufu and a move toward more democratic participation in government.

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Utagawa Yoshifuji (歌川 芳藤, 1828 – 1887) was a Japanese ukiyo-e printmaker and student of Utagawa Kuniyoshi.The New Edition, Many Varieties of Cats Omocha-e (toys for children) to cut out the picture, a play doll stuck front and back of surfaces.Meiji era, 1868

Utagawa Yoshifuji (歌川 芳藤, 1828 – 1887) was a Japanese ukiyo-e printmaker and student of Utagawa Kuniyoshi.The New Edition, Many Varieties of Cats Omocha-e (toys for children) to cut out the picture, a play doll stuck front and back of surfaces.Meiji era, 1868

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