Lost Splendor

Past and present by an archives student and new Bostonian. @freifraufitz

"Revised Route Map of Japan" by Nagakubo, Sekisui c. 1775 via University of British Columbia Library Rare Books/Special Collections and UBC Library Digitization Center on Flickr Commons
Conversation, Japan c. 1980s by Kusakabe Kimbei via Museum of Photographic Arts Collections Flickr
Japan, 1890s via Buzzfeed and Getty Images

Japan, 1890s via Buzzfeed and Getty Images

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Arms and Armor Wing. 17th through 19th Century Japan. June 2nd, 2013.
"Two Geiko (Geisha) putting the finishing touches to their appearance. It looks like they are wearing Hitoe or "one layer" kimono, an unlined, silk, summer kimono." Japan, 1920s (by Blue Ruin1)

Japan, 1910s via The New York Public Library

Selection of Writing Brushes, Japan c. 1868 via The New York Public Library

Historical Evolution of Style: Japan, Illustrations c.1868-1908 via The New York Public Library

Mount Fuji, Japan c. 1880s via The New York Public Library

Views of Japan c. Late 19th Century via The New York Public Library

Japan, 1870s via The New York Public Library
Maiko Hiroko Reading, Japan c. 1920s (by Blue Ruin1)
Kinuyo Tanaka [1909-1977], Actor and Director in Japanese Cinema
Maiko Fumi, Early 1940s (by Blue Ruin1)
Ponto-cho Maiko, Kyoto c. 1961 by Burt Glinn (by Blue Ruin1)
Maiko: Apprentice Geisha