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The Women of the Iwakura Mission
These women went to the United States in 1871 with Iwakura mission. From left to right: Nagai Shigeko, Ueda Teiko, Yoshimasu Ryoko, Tsuda Umeko, Yamakawa Sutematsu. They are dressed in Western style.
Men of the Iwakura Mission
The five most famous men of the Iwakura Mission (1871-73). From left to right: Okubo Toshimichi, Ito Hirobumi, Iwakura Tomomi (in traditional Japanese garb), Yamaguchi Naoyoshi, Kido Takayoshi. Picture taken in Great Britain.
Edo Period Wagashi Catalog
Two of the original tunings of the koto, then the imported scale.
Stock photo of the Japanese Koto, a 13-stringed plucked zither.
Inariyama Ko-Kaji – The Swordsmith on Mount Inari
A collection of images illustrating the role of swordsmiths in Japanese society before and during the Meiji Restoration
Loo Chooan Gentleman
Loo Choo--Pigs going to market
Foreigners: Chinese (Daishinjin), Korean (Chôsenjin), Dutch (Orandajin), Ryûkyûan (Ryûkyûjin), and Russian (Oroshiyajin)
Cover of the Amazon Kindle edition of "Madame Chrysanthème".