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.
A beautiful view on a rural road near Sanmaibashi (三枚橋) in Yumoto (湯本), Hakone. The photographer (Nobukuni Enami) has caught the attention of a group of children, women, farmers and travelers standing on the road.
Koinobori Streamers and Typical Rural Houses near Nara, Japan (May Typical rural houses near Nara. It is late April or early May as can be seen from the Koinobori streamers fluttering in the wind in celebration of Boy’s Day on May 5