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11. Hong Kong, China After the First Opium War (1839–42), Hong Kong became a British colony with the perpetual cession of Hong Kong Island, followed by the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 and a 99-year lease of the New Territories from 1898. Hong Kong was later occupied by Japan during World War II until British control resumed …

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11. Hong Kong, China After the First Opium War (1839–42), Hong Kong became a British colony with the perpetual cession of Hong Kong Island, followed by the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 and a 99-year lease of the New Territories from 1898. Hong Kong was later occupied by Japan during World War II until British control resumed …

O-mikuji or Sacred Lots 1910s, Japan.  O-mikuji (おみくじ) is a form of divination that relies on random chance to predict the answer to a question. Traditionally, a small box with a slot in one end is shaken until a bamboo stick falls out. The stick has a number that corresponds to a slip of paper on which the fortune is revealed.  Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

O-mikuji or Sacred Lots 1910s, Japan. O-mikuji (おみくじ) is a form of divination that relies on random chance to predict the answer to a question. Traditionally, a small box with a slot in one end is shaken until a bamboo stick falls out. The stick has a number that corresponds to a slip of paper on which the fortune is revealed. Text and image via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr

A tree-filled courtyard is glimpsed through the shimmering glass-brick facade of this house in Hiroshima, designed by Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura

A tree-filled courtyard is glimpsed through the shimmering glass-brick facade of this house in Hiroshima, designed by Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura

The British imported the addictive drug, opium into Japan in order to open trade.

The British imported the addictive drug, opium into Japan in order to open trade.

"Ohaguro is a Japanese aristocratic term describing the custom of dying one’s teeth black. In Japan, it existed from ancient times, and was seen among the civilians until the end of the Meiji period(1868 -1912). Pitch black things such as glaze like lacquer were seen as beautiful."

"Ohaguro is a Japanese aristocratic term describing the custom of dying one’s teeth black. In Japan, it existed from ancient times, and was seen among the civilians until the end of the Meiji period(1868 -1912). Pitch black things such as glaze like lacquer were seen as beautiful."

Tiger Mama is het nieuwe Opium aan de Voorstraat: ‘In de sushikelder lijkt het of je in Japan bent’

Tiger Mama is het nieuwe Opium aan de Voorstraat: ‘In de sushikelder lijkt het of je in Japan bent’

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