Scan P2: Court lady of the Nara Period (710-784) , Japan. Textiles during this period of Japan were often brocade ones heavily influenced by China (and in some cases the cloth itself was directly imported from that country) . Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.” Scanned by Lumikettu of Flickr. Japanese costume many centuries ago…recreation accomplished in Kyoto during the 1930’s..
Mongol invasion of Japan - Battle of Bun'ei - The Mongol/Yuan troops withdrew and took refuge on their ships after only one day of fighting. A typhoon that night, said to be divinely conjured wind, threatened their ships, persuading them to return to Korea. Many of the returning ships sank that night due to the storm.
Just as feet were important, so too were all other aspects of fashion. Hairstyles in particular were definitely no exception. Known as the Manchu Hairstyle, people shaved the front of their head and wore a long braid at the back called a ‘queue’. The hairstyle was compulsory and refusal was punishable by even death.
Weaver of the Kofun Period (3rd to 6th century) , Japan. Scan from book “The History of Women’s Costume in Japan.” Scanned by Lumikettu of Flickr. Japanese costume many centuries ago…recreation accomplished in Kyoto during the 1930’s..
Takeuchi Seihō - 竹内 栖鳳 - December 20th-1864 - August 23th-1942 - was the pseudonym of a Japanese painter of the Nihonga style. Active from the Meiji through the early Shōwa period. One of the founders of Nihonga, his works spanned half a century and he was regarded as master of the prewar Kyoto circle of painters. His real name was Takeuchi Tsunekichi
The distinctive 'Beijing Opera' style became prominent in China in the late 19th century. Performers wore striking make-up and bright costumes to show the personalities and status of their characters. Rather than acting ‘realistically’, Beijing opera performers ‘symbolic’ movements.