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vintage everyday: Japanese Women Fashion in the Westernized Era – Pretty Mogas in the 1920s

vintage everyday: Japanese Women Fashion in the Westernized Era – Pretty Mogas in the 1920s

MAIKO WITH HER HAIR DOWN -- an apprentice Geisha. A Favorite Pose in Old Japan by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

MAIKO WITH HER HAIR DOWN -- an apprentice Geisha. A Favorite Pose in Old Japan by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

Photograph by Shimooka Renjo; "Samurai Uchida"; Charles Schwartz. At the end of the samurai era, once fierce warriors had enough time on their hands to sit for portraits. This aristocratic samurai from the late 1800s posed with his katana sword prominently displayed and still in its scabbard with the cords tied.

Photograph by Shimooka Renjo; "Samurai Uchida"; Charles Schwartz. At the end of the samurai era, once fierce warriors had enough time on their hands to sit for portraits. This aristocratic samurai from the late 1800s posed with his katana sword prominently displayed and still in its scabbard with the cords tied.

It hand-tinted albumen print was taken in the 1880s by a relatively obscure but active photographer named YAMAMOTO.

It hand-tinted albumen print was taken in the 1880s by a relatively obscure but active photographer named YAMAMOTO.

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