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Vintage japanese

Explore a curated collection of vintage Japanese items, including clothing, art, and decor. Find unique pieces that embody the rich culture and history of Japan.
Gravure Illustration, Japanese Illustration, Vintage Illustration Art, Japanese Graphic Design, Japanese Prints, Vintage Graphic Design, Matchbook Art, Japan Art, Art Graphique

Information on the charming set of matchbox covers featured in this post is hard to come by. I know they’re Japanese, any idiot can see that. And I know that their date of origin is almost certainly from before 1950. They stem from a collection of matchbox “labels” that is on Flickr and that has recently become one of my favorite places on the Internet. Vintage Japanese matchbox covers are incredible. The person who runs that set of images, who uses the Flickr username maraid, explains that…

Felias Holzapfel
Bring It: Meet the Gorgeous Ladies of Japanese Wrestling | Dangerous Minds Kitsch, Cover Design, Japanese Wrestling, Dangerous Minds, Catfight, Women's Wrestling, Ladies Wrestling, Thing 1, Japanese Design

A photo of the female professional wrestling team The Beauty Pair. This image was used to help promote a film based on their exploits in the ring. Professional wrestling has a long, storied history in Japan. Active cultivation of the sport was started following WWII as the country was collectively mourning and recovering after the horrendous bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing approximately 200,000 people and other wide-spread, war-related devastation. The sport became hugely…

Sakura Woo
Japanese Film, Vintage Japanese, Japanese Art, Photography Inspo, White Photography, Vintage Photography, Yazawa Ai, Japanese Photography, B Movie

Jetting back to 1970s Japan, let’s get to know sultry film icon, actress, singer, and all-round badass Meiko Kaji. She rose to fame during the seventies at the height of what was known as the “pinky violence” Japanese film genre, which were essentially sexed up, bad girl action films produced by Toei, one of the…