Various furoshiki folds. Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that can be wrapped and tied to create a carrying bag. It's a great way to wrap gifts, and is an eco-friendly alternative to the shopping bag.
Illustrations found in O-Uma Jirushi. Published around 1650 by Kyuan, it shows the heraldry of some of the most prominent Daimyô of the time. Banners Left – right. Tsukaiban – O uma-jirushi – Sashimono – Nobori.
Old Japan Comes to Life in Images From The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives
thekimonogallery: Rare photo of true samurai, circa Japan, by photographer Felice Beato. A year or two after this photograph was taken, the samurai were abolished, and with it the Japanese feudal system.
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