Saturday, December 30, 2006

Chikanobu Toyohara, Hairstyles of the Meiji Period, 1880s

Found in Bygone Fashion.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Cotton Shop goodies

The Cotton Shop goodies :-), originally uploaded by Sødeste.

Michael Miller: "China Doll"

Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Lady, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Sapporo Factory

Sapporo Factory, originally uploaded by davegolden.

An old beer advertisement, from the wall of the Sapporo Factory, now serving as a museum to Beer fans

Jean Liotard, Still Life Tea Set, 1783

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Mitsouko ad, 1967

Mitsouko ad, 1967, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Scanned from The Golden Age of Advertising - the 60s.

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Japanese Traditional Hina Doll of Tempo Era 8 (1837)

"We celebrate the Girls' (Dolls') Festival on March 3rd.

For Japanese people, traditionally, dolls are substitutes for us.
People pray especially for children's healthy and happy life through dolls.
For boys, we display strong boy dolls like Samura and celebrate on May 5th.

This Hina Dolls is special for girls and which is very old - made in Tempo Era 8 (1837) and really gorgeous.
The owner is the descendant of Funatsu Ranzan; an official drawing artinst in Edo Era.

You can visit his museum in Kawagoe.
Ranzan Memorial Art Gallery

This Ichimatsu Doll created by Kayuli Hiina also has the similar meaning historically and mentally."

, originally uploaded by eclectic gipsyland.

, originally uploaded by eclectic gipsyland.