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Fukuzawa Yukichi 1835 – 1901, author, enlightenment writer, teacher, translator, entrepreneur and journalist who founded Keio-Gijuku University, the newspaper Jiji-Shinpo and the Institute for Study of Infectious Diseases. He was early Japanese civil rights activist, liberalism ideologists. His ideas about government and social institutions made a lasting impression on a rapidly changing Japan during the Meiji Era.

Fukuzawa Yukichi 1835 – 1901, author, enlightenment writer, teacher, translator, entrepreneur and journalist who founded Keio-Gijuku University, the newspaper Jiji-Shinpo and the Institute for Study of Infectious Diseases. He was early Japanese civil rights activist, liberalism ideologists. His ideas about government and social institutions made a lasting impression on a rapidly changing Japan during the Meiji Era.

Japanese Imperial family's antique photograph.   Nabeshima Itsuko married and became Nashimotonomiya-Itsuko.   Nashimotonomiya-Itsuko & her daughters.   The dress which she wears is the thing which a husband gave it from France.   Meiji era. 1909.

Japanese Imperial family’s antique photograph. Nabeshima Itsuko married and became Nashimotonomiya-Itsuko. Nashimotonomiya-Itsuko & her daughters. The dress which she wears was obtained by her husband in France .

GEISHA RETURNING THROUGH THE PARK IN THE SNOWFALL OF A WINTER STORM -- A Scene from Old Meiji-Era Japan unknown photographer (see below for photo information)

Geisha returnin through the park in the snowfall of a winter storm.- A Scene from Old Meiji-Era Japan unknown photographer (see below for photo information)

WINTER GEISHA WITH UMBRELLA AND LANTERN -- Meiji-era Studio View  ("Salt Print" # 1) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

"Winter Geisha with Umbrella and Lantern" ~ Meiji-era studio view from a rare series of ca. full-plate images printed by sunlight on simple "salted paper" and hand-tinted with transparent water colors. Attributed to Shinichi Suzuki [the Younger], circa

Maiko Girl 1900    A Meiji Era portrait of a Maiko Girl. In the top right-hand corner is written in faint blue ink "This is a beautiful Maiko".

Maiko Girl 1900 A Meiji Era portrait of a Maiko Girl. In the top right-hand corner is written in faint blue ink "This is a beautiful Maiko"

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