Japanese star map. Tenmon Bun’ya no zu (map showing divisions of the heavens and regions they govern), 1677. 

This star map was made by Harumi Shibukawa, official astronomer to the Japanese Edo court. He was one of the first people to use a telescope in Japan after the instrument was introduced by European traders.

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Friction powered Mercedes Benz 300 police car with moving light siren and antenna. Ichiko. Made in Japan, c1960. Photo: me.

Geisha and samurai. Hand-coloured lantern slides.

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Skioptikonbild med motiv av samuraj. Möjligen visande utförandet av det rituellt självmordet, s.k. seppuku.
Lantern slide. Samurai. Possibly showing the ritual suicide, seppuku.
Photo: Okänd/ Unknown, 1885-1910
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Skioptikonbild med motiv av samuraj. Möjligen visande utförandet av det rituellt självmordet, s.k. seppuku.

Lantern slide. Samurai. Possibly showing the ritual suicide, seppuku.

Photo: Okänd/ Unknown, 1885-1910

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Koyo Okada (Japanese, 1895-1972). Mount Fuji, circa 1950. Vintage gelatin silver.
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Koyo Okada (Japanese, 1895-1972). Mount Fuji, circa 1950. Vintage gelatin silver.

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F2H-3 Banshees of Fighter Squadron (VF) 141 off the carrier Kearsarge (CVA 33) pictured in formation over Mt. Fuji in Japan on February 10, 1956.
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F2H-3 Banshees of Fighter Squadron (VF) 141 off the carrier Kearsarge (CVA 33) pictured in formation over Mt. Fuji in Japan on February 10, 1956.

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Kyoto (Tourist Center of Japan, 1950s). Japanese woodblock print.
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Kyoto (Tourist Center of Japan, 1950s). Japanese woodblock print.

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The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife (Tako to ama, literally Octopus(es) and shell diver), also known as Girl Diver and Octopi, Diver and Two Octopi. An erotic woodcut of the ukiyo-e genre by the Japanese artist Hokusai. (Wikipedia)

The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife (Tako to ama, literally Octopus(es) and shell diver), also known as Girl Diver and Octopi, Diver and Two Octopi. An erotic woodcut of the ukiyo-e genre by the Japanese artist Hokusai. (Wikipedia)

Erotikus képregény. Színes japán filmdráma. Rendezte: Sindo Kaneto. Vitrinképek a magyarországi bemutatóhoz. Nyolcvanas évek.

Edo Porn (Hokusai Manga). Directed by Kaneto Shindo. Shochiku, 1981. A biographical drama based on the life of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai

A Single Stamp, Brilliant Aviation. Japanese advertising poster, c1938.(Douglas DC-2 flies over Mt. Fuji. 2s stamp for price of postage, 2s stamp for building airports, surtax for the “Patriotic Aviation Fund” to build airports.)via SIRIS

A Single Stamp, Brilliant Aviation. Japanese advertising poster, c1938.

(Douglas DC-2 flies over Mt. Fuji. 2s stamp for price of postage, 2s stamp for building airports, surtax for the “Patriotic Aviation Fund” to build airports.)

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