The Kimono Gallery
Rare photo of true samurai, circa 1866, Japan, by photographer Felice Beato. A year or two after this photograph was taken, the samurai were abolished, and with it the Japanese feudal system.
Suzuki Shin'ichi | Actor in Samurai Armor | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
An adventurous officer hailing from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Baron Raimund von Stillfried-Rathenitz was a painter and photographer who at times served as a diplomat and reporter; he set up a photographic studio in Japan in 1872
Ponta and O-Yen with two Hangyoku 1890s by Blue Ruin1 on Flickr. Ponta and O-Yen with two Hangyoku 1890s Sorry everyone for my previous mistake – this really is O-Yen this time! Ponta and O-Yen (Oen)...
by Michelle Drummey When talking about textiles, armor may not be the first word that comes to mind. One may conjure up pictures of heavy metal plates and mail. This is not the case for a...
GEISHA LEANING ON SNOW SHOVEL
You can see another nice variant image from the same photoshoot at Naomi no Kimono Asobi's photostream here : www.flickr.com/photos/kimonoasobi/3384031500/ This is a nice studio image of a Geisha named EIRYU, who along with so many others, made fortunes for the owners of the Geisha Houses, photographers, and the postcard-sellers who peddled huge amounts of their photographs to both native and tourist alike. Photos such as this, with odd or unique content would always catch the eye. The snow…