Saturday, December 02, 2006

Toyohara Chikanobu, 1897

Toyohara Chikanobu, 1897, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

A young girl plays with a belled cat. She wears elaborate hair ornaments and very richly decorated robes and red under-robe. --- Image by © Asian Art & Archaeology, Inc./CORBIS.

Friday, December 01, 2006


, originally uploaded by Mulberries.

festival decorations


, originally uploaded by Mulberries.

Ohina Matsuri

, originally uploaded by Mulberries.

The Empress


MILADY BEAUTIFUL 1919 - TEA, originally uploaded by mica12244art.

Theodore Lukits

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Yoshitoshi, Mount Ji Ming Moon, 1886

June 1886 --- Zi Fang was a hero of the wars that led to the establishment of the Han dynasty in China in the third century B.C. On the night before the battle of Ji Ming Mountain, he played melodies of the province of the opposing army so sweetly that they were demoralized. --- Image by © Asian Art & Archaeology, Inc./CORBIS

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Yoshitoshi, Pirate Chief, 1869

Yoshitoshi, Pirate Cjief, 1869

A pirate chief called Gonzo stands on his ship under the moon, holding a Western revolver. When this print was made, Japan was in the process of opening its doors to the West after two centuries of self-imposed isolation, and foreign items had an exotic fascination. --- Image by © Asian Art & Archaeology, Inc./CORBIS.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Chinese Cats

Chinese Cats, originally uploaded by beavela.

Chinese store window display in Amsterdam

Japanese ad, 1950s-1970s

Japanese ad, 1950s-1970s
Click image for 1120 x 800 version.

Scanned from Taschen's "Japanese Beauties".

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Lait Mary ad, 1940s

Click image for 550 x 800 version.

Lait Mary ad, 1940s

Scanned from Taschen's "Japanese Beauties".

Japanese Ads, 1950s-1970s

Japanese Ads, 1950s-1970s

Scanned from Taschen's "Japanese Beauties".

Click image for 559 x 800 version.