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Japanese, parcel gilt, bronze Okimono (sculptural ornament) from the late Edo - early Meiji era (19th Century)  #Japan #AntiqueSculpture

Japanese, parcel gilt, bronze Okimono (sculptural ornament) from the late Edo - early Meiji era Century)

Japanese Imperial family's antique photograph.   Nabeshima Itsuko married and became Nashimotonomiya-Itsuko.   Nashimotonomiya-Itsuko & her daughters.   The dress which she wears is the thing which a husband gave it from France.   Meiji era. 1909.

Japanese Imperial family’s antique photograph. Nabeshima Itsuko married and became Nashimotonomiya-Itsuko. Nashimotonomiya-Itsuko & her daughters. The dress which she wears was obtained by her husband in France.

The Geisha Hawaryu -- A Meiji-era Beauty from old Japan. Ca.1910 Hand-colored collotype.

Hawaryu was a popular Tokyo Geisha during the late Meiji era. If marriage was delayed (or never happened) her career as a Geisha could have.

A GAGGLE OF GEISHA -- Kimonos and Faces from Old Meiji-Era Japan by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr.  Besides having some nice, rich tones, this 100-year-old hand colored collotype photo has a slightly shallow depth of field that throws our fine group of ladies into softness as we move toward the back. Nice kimonos for sure --- and a wide range of expressions and feeling being shown here.

Color tinted black and white group portrait of young Geisha girls or apprentice geisha

Fukuzawa Yukichi 1835 – 1901, author, enlightenment writer, teacher, translator, entrepreneur and journalist who founded Keio-Gijuku University, the newspaper Jiji-Shinpo and the Institute for Study of Infectious Diseases. He was early Japanese civil rights activist, liberalism ideologists. His ideas about government and social institutions made a lasting impression on a rapidly changing Japan during the Meiji Era.

Fukuzawa Yukichi 1835 – 1901, author, enlightenment writer, teacher, translator, entrepreneur and journalist who founded Keio-Gijuku University, the newspaper Jiji-Shinpo and the Institute for Study of Infectious Diseases. He was early Japanese civil rights activist, liberalism ideologists. His ideas about government and social institutions made a lasting impression on a rapidly changing Japan during the Meiji Era.

The Meiji Empress Syouken. 1849-1914. (It is not right to actually call "Empress".   The right name of Japanese Emperor is "Kougou" or " Kougou-Heika".)   Meiji era.

The Meiji Empress Syouken. (It is not right to actually call "Empress". The right name of Japanese Emperor is "Kougou" or " Kougou-Heika".

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