I'm sure you all know of samurai and geisha and other olden style traditional Japanese things, and have seen them portrayed in films, anime, or modern day people dressed up in their attire etc etc.
However, have you ever seen REAL photo's of Samurai and other people that actually lived in the era? I think the chances are fairly slim.....because I've barely ever seen them. In text books and stuff telling you about old Japan they usually show just show modern reenactments, drawings or ancient artworks. Anyway, I find these pictures of old Japan fascinating, as it brings a sense of realism to these figures that are now mainly left for our imagination.
**Some have been retouched with colour (not by me)
This is a particular favourite of mine.........she's soooo cute! It's too bad
someone scribble on it though. She's meant to be the person in the block artwork she's holding.
The scribble is actually 理想? (Ideal?) and 現実 (actual) with a love heart. Which I agree with.
He's like a ghost.....
|This is really nice....|
A Shinto priest
More awesome scenery shots
Well hope you liked this pictures or real olden day Japan. Photo's are great how they can capture the life of moment of whatever it was pointed and can be appreciate 100's of years later like this....
If you're interested in looking at more photo's check out this website...