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Boats are docked at the fish market in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district. If you’d ask someone in Tokyo about this spot now, they will most probab...

Boats are docked at the fish market in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district. If you’d ask someone in Tokyo about this spot now, they will most probab...

Buddhist monks of Tofukuji Daihonzan Tofuku-ji is the head temple of the Tofuku-ji School of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. Originally established in 1236 and constructed between 1236 and 1255, it was destroyed by fires in 1319, 1334, and 1336. In the late 1350s it was rebuilt according to its original plans.  When chancellor Kujo Michiie (九条道家, 1192–1252) established the temple, he was inspired by Todai-ji and Kofuku-ji, two major temples in Nara. Tofuku-ji’s name was actually created by…

Buddhist monks of Tofukuji Daihonzan Tofuku-ji is the head temple of the Tofuku-ji School of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. Originally established in 1236 and constructed between 1236 and 1255, it was destroyed by fires in 1319, 1334, and 1336. In the late 1350s it was rebuilt according to its original plans. When chancellor Kujo Michiie (九条道家, 1192–1252) established the temple, he was inspired by Todai-ji and Kofuku-ji, two major temples in Nara. Tofuku-ji’s name was actually created by…

tutshie:  (via OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN: 元町からの眺め 1900年代の横浜)

tutshie: (via OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN: 元町からの眺め 1900年代の横浜)

Tomitake-tei (富竹亭, Tomitake Hall) on Bashamichi-dori, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, a stone’s throw from Yoshidabashi Bridge. The theater, which was active through 1912 (Taisho 1), was owned by Takejiro Takeuchi (竹内竹次郎), who ran three other yose in Yokohama.

Tomitake-tei (富竹亭, Tomitake Hall) on Bashamichi-dori, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, a stone’s throw from Yoshidabashi Bridge. The theater, which was active through 1912 (Taisho 1), was owned by Takejiro Takeuchi (竹内竹次郎), who ran three other yose in Yokohama.

Japan. Tokyo. Sidewalk Restaurants. (May 1934). Employees pose in front of Tokyo sidewalk restaurants on a sunny day in May, 1934. The delivery bicycle belongs to Yanase Sushi (the shop with the white sign with red kanji).

Japan. Tokyo. Sidewalk Restaurants. (May 1934). Employees pose in front of Tokyo sidewalk restaurants on a sunny day in May, 1934. The delivery bicycle belongs to Yanase Sushi (the shop with the white sign with red kanji).

thekimonogallery:  1920’s, Japan.  “The maiko [apprentice geisha] and geiko [geisha] have two sets of ceremonial crested kimono one for winter, the other for summer… The maiko’s kimono, which is of winter weight, plus all its accessories, weighs almost twenty kilograms [forty-four pounds], which may be half what she weighs herself, not surprisingly, it takes some time to get accustomed to it.”.  From “Geisha: a living tradition” by Kyoko Aihara, first published 1999

thekimonogallery: 1920’s, Japan. “The maiko [apprentice geisha] and geiko [geisha] have two sets of ceremonial crested kimono one for winter, the other for summer… The maiko’s kimono, which is of winter weight, plus all its accessories, weighs almost twenty kilograms [forty-four pounds], which may be half what she weighs herself, not surprisingly, it takes some time to get accustomed to it.”. From “Geisha: a living tradition” by Kyoko Aihara, first published 1999

Kimono, Japan

Kimono, Japan

Look at her hair... its where she hides her secrets! Ume no Komon--1926【梅の小紋】大正15年撮影

Look at her hair... its where she hides her secrets! Ume no Komon--1926【梅の小紋】大正15年撮影

okiya:  Relaxing on a Balcony 1920s (by Blue Ruin1) From left to right, Maiko Kohisa, Maiko Momotaro and Maiko Fumiryu.

okiya: Relaxing on a Balcony 1920s (by Blue Ruin1) From left to right, Maiko Kohisa, Maiko Momotaro and Maiko Fumiryu.

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