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Aino family in front of the entrance to a house, Japan – Aino, Hokkaido. (10795475395)
Young woman, Japan (10797490246)
AGeikoOfKyoto

AGeikoOfKyoto

An Example Of A Geiko Of Kyoto With An Obidome In Kuromonntsuki Before World War II 日本語: 戦前の、黒の五つ紋付に帯留をつけた、京都の芸妓の写真の一例。

Geisha, Japan (10797473395)
Naked women in bathtub by Baron von Stillfried

Naked women in bathtub by Baron von Stillfried

Picryl description: Public domain erotic or nude photograph, 19th-20th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Topless sitting woman holding fan, Japan, circa 1880

Topless sitting woman holding fan, Japan, circa 1880

Picryl description: Public domain photo of Japanese painting, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

Women, Kyoto, Japan. 1935 (10795726183)

Women, Kyoto, Japan. 1935 (10795726183)

Photographer: Engineer J. A. L. Horn 1935. No. es_b_00565

Japanese woman, Japan. (10797469665)

Japanese woman, Japan. (10797469665)

Photograph from Nagasaki 1868. Donated by Marine lieutenant G. Olrik 1870. No. es_b_00700b

Woman, Japan (10797297434)

Woman, Japan (10797297434)

Photograph. Donated by Doctor J. Johnsson. No. es_b_00686a

Geisha, Japan (10797708503)

Geisha, Japan (10797708503)

On the back of the photo is written: ”She is a gesiha of Kanegawa, a flourishing city in the Japan sea coast”, Japan. No. es_b_00695

Japanese woman and a child, Japan. (10797706053)

Japanese woman and a child, Japan. (10797706053)

Photograph from Nagasaki 1868. Donated by Marine lieutenant G. Olrik 1870. No. es_b_00701a

Woman playing an instrument (10797409123)

Woman playing an instrument (10797409123)

Photograph. Donated by principal Preben von Irgens-Bergh. No. es_b_00680b

Woman, Japan (10797404283)

Woman, Japan (10797404283)

Photograph. Donated by Doctor J. Johnsson. No. es_b_00686b

Three women by the toilet, Japan. (10797492386)

Three women by the toilet, Japan. (10797492386)

Photograph. Donated by Doctor J. Johnsson. No. es_b_00689b

Two women, Japan. (10797598544)

Two women, Japan. (10797598544)

Photograph from Nagasaki 1868. Donated by Marine lieutenant G. Olrik 1870. No. es_b_00701c

Woman (10797298594)

Woman (10797298594)

Photograph. Donated by principal Preben von Irgens-Bergh. No. es_b_00685a. This is a famous acrobatic trick accompanied by a short song, both are called "the golden dolphin".

Woman at the tea table, Japan (10797406303)

Woman at the tea table, Japan (10797406303)

Photograph. Donated by principal Preben von Irgens-Bergh. No. es_b_00683

Women playing instruments (10797470455)

Women playing instruments (10797470455)

Photograph. Part of a collection which in 1888 were bought by the painter Karl Madsen. No. es_b_00698b

Matsuei

Matsuei

Onsen geisha Matsuei, who Yasunari Kawabata met in 1934 and upon whom he based one of his main character in the novel Yuki Guni (Snow Country). Photographed around 1934 presumably at the onsen inn Yukiguni no ... More

The mikado's empire (1894) (14783928322)

The mikado's empire (1894) (14783928322)

Identifier: mikadosempire05grif (find matches) Title: The mikado's empire Year: 1894 (1890s) Authors: Griffis, William Elliot, 1843-1928 Subjects: Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers Contributing Librar... More

Japanese woman with instruments, Japan. (10797469775)

Japanese woman with instruments, Japan. (10797469775)

Photograph. Part of a collection which in 1888 were bought by the painter Karl Madsen. No. es_b_00699b

Three actresses or female dancers, Japan. (10796945444)

Three actresses or female dancers, Japan. (10796945444)

Photograph that is a part of a collection which in 1888 were bought by the painter Karl Madsen. No. es_b_00656a

Two women; one with a bundle, the other with a basket on her back, Japan. Coloured. (10796364136)

Two women; one with a bundle, the other with a basket on her back, Jap...

Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00615b

Woman with wooden kanzashi in her hair, Japan. (10797304114)

Woman with wooden kanzashi in her hair, Japan. (10797304114)

Photograph. Donated by principal Preben von Irgens-Bergh. No. es_b_00677b

Women, Japan (10797190766)

Women, Japan (10797190766)

Photograph. Donated by principal Preben von Irgens-Bergh. No. es_b_00681b

Geisha girls in the Japanese Village, Pay Streak, Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle, 1909 (AYP 544)

Geisha girls in the Japanese Village, Pay Streak, Alaska Yukon Pacific...

Caption on image: Japanese GardensPH Coll 727.716 Subjects (LCSH): Japanese Gardens (Seattle, Wash.); Japanese gardens--Washington (State)--Seattle; Street of Tokio (Seattle, Wash.); Women--Washington (State)-... More

Baron Raimund von Stillfried und Rathenitz (1839-1911) - Girl playing on gekin - n. 1007

Baron Raimund von Stillfried und Rathenitz (1839-1911) - Girl playing ...

Japanese girl playing on gekkin (月琴). Catalogue number: 1007. Public domain photograph of 19th-century fashion design, dress catalog, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

A Japanese Melody, Japanese (NYPL b12647398-63140)

A Japanese Melody, Japanese (NYPL b12647398-63140)

* Postcard series number: 6948 1902-1903. Transitioned to full-size illustration, when postal regulations permitted address and message together on reverse.

At the Garden Gate, Japanese (NYPL b12647398-63153)

At the Garden Gate, Japanese (NYPL b12647398-63153)

* Postcard series number: 6962 1902-1903. Transitioned to full-size illustration, when postal regulations permitted address and message together on reverse.

Dancer, Japan. (10797470895)

Dancer, Japan. (10797470895)

Photograph. Part of a collection which in 1888 were bought by the painter Karl Madsen. No. es_b_00696b

Woman and children in a village, Japan. (10797704173)

Woman and children in a village, Japan. (10797704173)

Coloured postcard. Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00704b

Woman with flowers in a basket on her back, Japan. (10797873364)

Woman with flowers in a basket on her back, Japan. (10797873364)

Coloured postcard. Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00709b

Woman, Japan (10797173195). Hand colored photograph

Woman, Japan (10797173195). Hand colored photograph

Photograph. Donated by principal Preben von Irgens-Bergh. No. es_b_00680a

Aino woman from Shiraoi, in full dress with ornaments of patched cotton. (10795496066)
Japanese woman with an umbrella (9097733727)

Japanese woman with an umbrella (9097733727)

No. es_b_00696a Year: Before 1888

To women at home, Japan. (10797474535)

To women at home, Japan. (10797474535)

Photograph. Donated by Doctor J. Johnsson. No. es_b_00691

Two women at home, Japan. (10797710763)

Two women at home, Japan. (10797710763)

Photograph. Donated by Doctor J. Johnsson. No. es_b_00690 Public domain photograph of 19th-century female portrait painting, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Two women on a bridge in a garden Geishas in the garden of a tea house, Japan. (10797484746)

Two women on a bridge in a garden Geishas in the garden of a tea house...

Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00705

Two women with umbrellas children in child carriers. Japan (9097733251)
Woman, Japan (10797409793)

Woman, Japan (10797409793)

Photograph. Donated by principal Preben von Irgens-Bergh. No. es_b_00679b

Japanese woman on her head by Baron von Stillfried

Japanese woman on her head by Baron von Stillfried

Hand colored albumen print of a Japanese woman on her head

Religion (4788241466). Hand colored photograph

Religion (4788241466). Hand colored photograph

Image Description from historic lecture booklet: "Religion is free in Japan, and in the religious world there is conspicuous friendliness between the members of different creeds and sects. Shinto (the Way of t... More

The Love Letter, Japanese (NYPL b12647398-63148)

The Love Letter, Japanese (NYPL b12647398-63148)

* Postcard series number: 6957 1902-1903. Transitioned to full-size illustration, when postal regulations permitted address and message together on reverse.

I Count the Hours, Japanese (NYPL b12647398-63154)

I Count the Hours, Japanese (NYPL b12647398-63154)

* Postcard series number: 6963 1902-1903. Transitioned to full-size illustration, when postal regulations permitted address and message together on reverse.

Makura (”The Wooden Pillow”) Women in Bed, Japan. (10796813595)
Three small girls (young geishas?), Japan. (10796825356)

Three small girls (young geishas?), Japan. (10796825356)

Photograph. Part of a collection which in 1888 were bought by the painter Karl Madsen. No. es_b_00667

Transportation Photographed outside. (10796946704)

Transportation Photographed outside. (10796946704)

Donated by Doctor J. Johnsson 1925. No. es_b_00660

Woman in winter clothes and with umbrella. Nagasaki 1868. (9099969716)
Woman with a child on her back, Japan. (10797599644)

Woman with a child on her back, Japan. (10797599644)

Photograph. Part of a collection which in 1888 were bought by the painter Karl Madsen. No. es_b_00698a

Woman with children on their backs, Japan. (10797763586)

Woman with children on their backs, Japan. (10797763586)

Coloured postcard. Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00708a

Japanese outdoor scene. Before 1902

Japanese outdoor scene. Before 1902

Dansk: Japansk udendørs scene. Foto fra bogen "Japan og japanerne"(1902) English: Japanese outdoor scene. Photo from the book "Japan And Japanese" (1902) Русский: Уличная сценка в Японии. Фотография из книги... More

Brooklyn Museum - The Tea House Beauty - Utagawa Toyokuni I

Brooklyn Museum - The Tea House Beauty - Utagawa Toyokuni I

Public domain photo of Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Japanese woman, Japan. (10797599064)

Japanese woman, Japan. (10797599064)

Photograph from Nagasaki 1868. Donated by Marine lieutenant G. Olrik 1870. No. es_b_00700a

Makura (”The Wooden Pillow”) Sleeping women with their heads on the makura, Japan. (10796940084)

Makura (”The Wooden Pillow”) Sleeping women with their heads on the ma...

Photograph donated by Principal Preben von Irgens-Bergh. No. es_b_00640

Woman in a winter coat, Japan. (10797193766)

Woman in a winter coat, Japan. (10797193766)

Photograph. Donated by principal Preben von Irgens-Bergh. No. es_b_00677a

Woman, Japan (10797194026)

Woman, Japan (10797194026)

Photograph. Donated by principal Preben von Irgens-Bergh. No. es_b_00676b

Women at the tea table, Japan. (10797170605)

Women at the tea table, Japan. (10797170605)

Photograph. Donated by principal Preben von Irgens-Bergh. No. es_b_00684

Young woman, Japan. (10797759706)

Young woman, Japan. (10797759706)

Coloured. Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00710b

Young women with umbrellas. Japan. (9097732969)
Japanese at a meeting. Before 1902

Japanese at a meeting. Before 1902

Русский: Японки по встрече. Изображение из книги "Япония и японцы", 1902 год. Страница 69 English: Japanese at a meeting. Image from the book "Japan And Japanese" (1902). Page 69

A Fair Japanese, Japanese (NYPL b12647398-63141)

A Fair Japanese, Japanese (NYPL b12647398-63141)

Postcard series number: 6949 1902-1903. Transitioned to full-size illustration, when postal regulations permitted address and message together on reverse.

Female dancers, Japan. (10797404993)

Female dancers, Japan. (10797404993)

Photograph. Donated by principal Preben von Irgens-Bergh. No. es_b_00685b Public domain photograph of 19th-century female portrait, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Makura (”The Wooden Pillow”) Two women lying in the ”bed”, Japan (10797049673)

Makura (”The Wooden Pillow”) Two women lying in the ”bed”, Japan (1079...

Photograph donated by Doctor J. Johnsson. No. es_b_00642

Two women reading, Japan. (10797492886)

Two women reading, Japan. (10797492886)

Photograph. Donated by Doctor J. Johnsson. No. es_b_00689a Public domain photograph of 19th-century portrait, child, children, infant, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Woman with a tool over her shoulder and a basket under her arm, Japan. (10797874044)

Woman with a tool over her shoulder and a basket under her arm, Japan....

Coloured postcard. Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00709a

Women in a chrysanthemum garden, Japan. (10797990093)

Women in a chrysanthemum garden, Japan. (10797990093)

Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00706

Women with children in a village, Japan. (10797877124)

Women with children in a village, Japan. (10797877124)

Coloured postcard. Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00707a

Work outside the farm, Japan. Coloured (10796364866)

Work outside the farm, Japan. Coloured (10796364866)

Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00616b

Young woman, Japan. (10797759956)

Young woman, Japan. (10797759956)

Coloured postcard. Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00710a. This postcard shows Tokimatsu, also known as Emiko. For more info on her: See here, where it is proposed... More

Girls' new year games

Girls' new year games

Hand colored albumen print. Image number: 152 in the "Fisherman Album".

Japanese in obi. Before 1902

Japanese in obi. Before 1902

Русский: Японки в оби. Фотография из книги "Япония и японцы", 1902 год. English: Japanese in obi. Photo from the book "Japan And Japanese" (1902).

Japanese women wash clothes, Japan. (10796577693)

Japanese women wash clothes, Japan. (10796577693)

Photographs donated by Doctor J. Johnsson 1925. No. es_b_00631

Japanese ”Fishing” Women collect seaweed at shallow water. (10796472644)

Japanese ”Fishing” Women collect seaweed at shallow water. (1079647264...

Photography donated by Doctor J. Johnsson. No. es_b_00620

Makura (”The Wooden Pillow”) Two sleeping women, Japan. (10796813065)

Makura (”The Wooden Pillow”) Two sleeping women, Japan. (10796813065)

Photograph donated by Doctor J. Johnsson. No. es_b_00641

Transportation Photoarrangement. (10796946264)

Transportation Photoarrangement. (10796946264)

Donated by Doctor J. Johnsson 1925. No. es_b_00659

Woman in hotelroom in Shimabara, Japan. 1935 (10795717423)

Woman in hotelroom in Shimabara, Japan. 1935 (10795717423)

Photographer: Engineer J. A. L. Horn 1935. No. es_b_00541

Woman, Japan (10797488576)

Woman, Japan (10797488576)

Photograph. Part of a collection which in 1888 were bought by the painter Karl Madsen. No. es_b_00697b

Young girl with a child on her back, Japan (10797190166)

Young girl with a child on her back, Japan (10797190166)

Photograph. Donated by principal Preben von Irgens-Bergh. No. es_b_00682a

My Japan 06 woman

My Japan 06 woman

A Japanese woman as portrayed in My Japan. Public domain photograph of Imperial Japan, Japanese empire, during World War Two, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain ph... More

Genrokukan

Genrokukan

日本語: 玄鹿舘のはっぴを着た女性(芸者と思われる)。1890年代。

Tokugawa Mieko

Tokugawa Mieko

Mrs. Mieko Tokugawa Of The Tokugawa Yoshinobu Family, The Second Daughter Of Prince Takehito Arisugawanomiya, With An Obidome In Kuromonntsuki 日本語: 黒の五つ紋付に帯留をつけた、徳川慶喜家の奥方(有栖川宮威仁親王第2王女實枝子)

Kimono women play the harmonium,organetta, and accordion

Kimono women play the harmonium,organetta, and accordion

日本語: 手風琴(アコーディオン)、紙腔琴(オルガネッタ)、リード・オルガンの合奏を楽しむ明治時代の婦女の絵。Ænglisc: Three women in kimono enjoy playing the harmonium (reed organ), the SHIKOUKIN (a kind of organetta imporved in Japan), and the diatonic accordion... More

Felice Beato Courtisane. Hand colored photograph

Felice Beato Courtisane. Hand colored photograph

Courtesan in Japan in the 1860s. Photograph taken by Felice Beato. Français : Courtisane au japon dans les années 1860. Photographie réalisée par Felice Beato.

I heard One Day, Japanese (NYPL b12647398-63155)

I heard One Day, Japanese (NYPL b12647398-63155)

* Postcard series number: 6964 1902-1903. Transitioned to full-size illustration, when postal regulations permitted address and message together on reverse.

Ainu women on Sachalin (Sakhalin) (10795498546)

Ainu women on Sachalin (Sakhalin) (10795498546)

Japan – Aino, Hokkaido. Part of a collection which has belonged to the journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00533

Japanese woman in a palaquin (9099970316)

Japanese woman in a palaquin (9099970316)

No. es_b_00665 Year: 1860-1910

Married Aino couple with eating (drinking?) bowl and beard lifter. (10795714103)
People Woman with bundles on her back, Japan. Coloured. (10796364016)

People Woman with bundles on her back, Japan. Coloured. (10796364016)

Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00615a

Woman with a child on her back, Japan. (10797870674)

Woman with a child on her back, Japan. (10797870674)

Coloured Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00711b

Woman with an opium pipe, Japan. (10797303604)

Woman with an opium pipe, Japan. (10797303604)

Photograph. Donated by principal Preben von Irgens-Bergh. No. es_b_00678a

Matsuko Kido

Matsuko Kido

a Japanese woman 木戸松子 (Matsuko Kido) Public domain photograph - 19th-century studio portrait photo, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Playing on Samisen, Yokin and Kokin

Playing on Samisen, Yokin and Kokin

Japanese musicians playing sankyoku music, c. 1900. The instruments, from left to right, are shamisen (labeled as a samisen in the photo), yokin, and kokyu (labeled as a kokin in the photo).

Japanese women amid cherry blossoms (1890s)

Japanese women amid cherry blossoms (1890s)

Japanese women among blossoming cherry trees

Congratulation with the newborn. 1895

Congratulation with the newborn. 1895

Русский: Поздравление с новорожденным. Изображение из книги "Япония и японцы", 1902 год. Страница 85 English: Congratulation with the newborn. Image from the book "Japan And Japanese" (1902). Page 85

Japanese woman in winter dress, Japan. (10797597524)

Japanese woman in winter dress, Japan. (10797597524)

Photograph. Donated by Captain and Valet de chambre Fr. Münter. No. es_b_00703b

Japanese woman with an umbrella (9099970036)

Japanese woman with an umbrella (9099970036)

No. es_b_00687a Year: 1860-1910

The most distinguished family in the fishing village, Japan. (10797178315)

The most distinguished family in the fishing village, Japan. (10797178...

Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00671

Two women with umbrellas and children in a village (9099969648)

Two women with umbrellas and children in a village (9099969648)

es_b_00704a Year: 1860-1910 Public domain photograph of 19th-century portrait, child, children, infant, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Two young women in a garden, Japan. (10797870174)

Two young women in a garden, Japan. (10797870174)

Coloured. Part of a collection which belonged to journalist Holger Rosenberg. No. es_b_00712a

Woman at the well, Japan. (10797603194)

Woman at the well, Japan. (10797603194)

Photograph. Donated by Doctor J. Johnsson. No. es_b_00692a

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