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Tengu-geta shoes may be worn in traditional festivals.Photo © by Sonny Santos, used by permission.
Tengu-geta shoes may be worn in traditional festivals.
Photo © by Sonny Santos, used by permission.
神奈川沖浪裏 Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura ('The Great Wave off Kanagawa', 1830s) by Hokusai (葛飾北斎 Katsushika Hokusai) is possibly the most famous Japanese woodblock print.
(PD) Artwork: Hokusai
神奈川沖浪裏 Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura ('The Great Wave off Kanagawa', 1830s) by Hokusai (葛飾北斎 Katsushika Hokusai) is possibly the most famous Japanese woodblock print.
浴後の女 Yokugo no Onna ('Woman after a bath'); woodblock print by Goyo Hashiguchi (橋口五葉 Hashiguchi Goyou), 1920.
(PD) Artwork: Goyo Hashiguchi
浴後の女 Yokugo no Onna ('Woman after a bath'); woodblock print by Goyo Hashiguchi (橋口五葉 Hashiguchi Goyou), 1920.
Promoting a maid-kissa (メイド喫茶 meido-kissa, 'maid coffee shop') in Akihabara, Tokyo will involve looking the part; young women in maidlike waitresses' outfits are a common sight in this electronics quarter of the city.Photo © by Sonny Santos, used by permission.
Promoting a maid-kissa (メイド喫茶 meido-kissa, 'maid coffee shop') in Akihabara, Tokyo will involve looking the part; young women in maidlike waitresses' outfits are a common sight in this electronics quarter of the city.
Photo © by Sonny Santos, used by permission.
A traditional Japanese doll.
(CC) Photo: Yasushi Arima
A traditional Japanese doll.
'Courtesan painting a screen'; woodblock print by Kiyonobu Torii ((鳥居清信 Torii Kiyonobu), 18th century.
(PD) Artwork: Kiyonobu Torii
'Courtesan painting a screen'; woodblock print by Kiyonobu Torii ((鳥居清信 Torii Kiyonobu), 18th century.
Himeji Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage site; its defences and gardens showcase two sides of Japan's history and culture.
(CC) Photo: John Stephenson

Himeji Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage site; its defences and gardens showcase two sides of Japan's history and culture.
'Cosplayers' (from コスプレ kosupure 'costume roleplay') - teenagers who dress as characters from film, television or animé cartoons - pose for the cameras in Harajuku, Tokyo. These girls are dressed as members of the Japanese band 'Dir en grey'.Photo © by Sonny Santos, used by permission.
'Cosplayers' (from コスプレ kosupure 'costume roleplay') - teenagers who dress as characters from film, television or animé cartoons - pose for the cameras in Harajuku, Tokyo. These girls are dressed as members of the Japanese band 'Dir en grey'.
Photo © by Sonny Santos, used by permission.
Sojuro Sawamura and Takenojo Ichimura dancing with a tsuzumi drum; woodblock print by Shigenaga Nishimura, pre-1756.
(PD) Artwork: Shigenaga Nishimura
Sojuro Sawamura and Takenojo Ichimura dancing with a tsuzumi drum; woodblock print by Shigenaga Nishimura, pre-1756.
Traditional and modern meet on the streets of Harajuku, Tokyo.Photo © by Sonny Santos, used by permission.
Traditional and modern meet on the streets of Harajuku, Tokyo.
Photo © by Sonny Santos, used by permission.
Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺 or 'Golden Pavilion') is a Zen temple in Kyoto.
(CC) Photo: Citizendium

Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺 or 'Golden Pavilion') is a Zen temple in Kyoto.
Japanese restaurants often display plastic replicas of many dishes, so diners can see exactly what to expect.
(CC) Photo: John Stephenson

Japanese restaurants often display plastic replicas of many dishes, so diners can see exactly what to expect.
Colour woodblock print; Shigemasa Kitao, pre-1820.
(PD) Artwork: Shigemasa Kitao
Colour woodblock print; Shigemasa Kitao, pre-1820.
The Ainu people are native to northern Japan. A cise is a traditional Ainu dwelling, with a thatched roof and entranceway separate from the main interior space. These replicas can be seen at Nibutani, an Ainu-majority village in Hokkaido.
(CC) Photo: John Stephenson
The Ainu people are native to northern Japan. A cise is a traditional Ainu dwelling, with a thatched roof and entranceway separate from the main interior space. These replicas can be seen at Nibutani, an Ainu-majority village in Hokkaido.
The interior of this replica Ainu dwelling shows where food was prepared. In the background is a special opening that acted as a separate entrance for Ainu spirits.
(CC) Photo: John Stephenson
The interior of this replica Ainu dwelling shows where food was prepared. In the background is a special opening that acted as a separate entrance for Ainu spirits.
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