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 was obtained by her husband in France .
"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