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Armor bearing the arms of the Shishido family Karo Mori Clan Hagi in Nagato. Nineteenth century Dimension: Height ± 2.70 m. . Shishido armor made ​​for Tamaki, Daimyo of the branch of Tokuyama in Suo, Viscount and First Deputy Minister of Justice of the new government of the Meiji Restoration armor bears the signature of the editor: " Koto kanjin Iwai Shichirôbei Munesuke kore wo odosu " " Laced by Iwai Shishirôbei Munesuke gunsmith of the imperial capital (Kyoto) "


Japanese antique photograph. Tokugawa Yoshinobu (Japanese last shogun). 1837-1913. edo-era, Meiji-era, Taisho-era.


non-westernhistoricalfashion: mademoiselle-iona: Emperor Meiji taking a stroll. In 1871, Emperor Meiji issued a mandate requiring high officials, sailors, and army officers to wear Western-style clothing during business hours. Women also followed this trend, wearing bustle dresses made from Japanese textiles. During the Meiji Period, wearing Western-style clothing because synonymous with embracing modernity. However, Western-style apparel was impractical for Japanese lifestyles, as full…