A Mirror of Japan's Nobility: The Emperor Meiji, His wife and Prince Haru (1879–1925) Toyohara Chikanobu

A Mirror of Japan's Nobility: The Emperor Meiji, His wife and Prince Haru (1879–1925) Toyohara Chikanobu

Hairstyles, 1880’s Japan Western fashion was adopted by a number of women from the time Japan opened its ports in 1858. They gave a uniquely Japanese twist to the new fashions by using influences of tradition such as fabrics and colors. Likewise, Japanese fashion was interesting to some Western women who used aspects of kimonos in their informal wear. The kimono would especially influence the Edwardian era, even in the most formal of dresses.

Hairstyles, 1880’s Japan Western fashion was adopted by a number of women from the time Japan opened its ports in 1858. They gave a uniquely Japanese twist to the new fashions by using influences of tradition such as fabrics and colors. Likewise, Japanese fashion was interesting to some Western women who used aspects of kimonos in their informal wear. The kimono would especially influence the Edwardian era, even in the most formal of dresses.

Hairstyles, 1880’s Japan Western fashion was adopted by a number of women from the time Japan opened its ports in 1858. They gave a uniquely Japanese twist to the new fashions by using influences of tradition such as fabrics and colors. Likewise, Japanese fashion was interesting to some Western women who used aspects of kimonos in their informal wear. The kimono would especially influence the Edwardian era, even in the most formal of dresses.

Hairstyles, 1880’s Japan Western fashion was adopted by a number of women from the time Japan opened its ports in 1858. They gave a uniquely Japanese twist to the new fashions by using influences of tradition such as fabrics and colors. Likewise, Japanese fashion was interesting to some Western women who used aspects of kimonos in their informal wear. The kimono would especially influence the Edwardian era, even in the most formal of dresses.

Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age – Woodblock Prints from the Meiji Era: 1868-1912

Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age – Woodblock Prints from the Meiji Era: 1868-1912

Western hairstyles and dress for upper-class Japanese women and children, 1887 Japan

Western hairstyles and dress for upper-class Japanese women and children, 1887 Japan

Poster - A Pictoral Record of the Meiji-Taisho Era (Tadanori Yokoo) Poster, 1977 "A Pictoral Record of the Meiji-Taisho Era" Artist: Tada...

Poster - A Pictoral Record of the Meiji-Taisho Era (Tadanori Yokoo) Poster, 1977 "A Pictoral Record of the Meiji-Taisho Era" Artist: Tada...

The Meiji Restoration in 1868 ended a long period of isolation in Japan . The Japanese style of art had a significant effect on the style of the Impressionists . The Emperor and the Empress . Woodblock prints .

The Meiji Restoration in 1868 ended a long period of isolation in Japan . The Japanese style of art had a significant effect on the style of the Impressionists . The Emperor and the Empress . Woodblock prints .

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 ...

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 ...

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