"Sannō Hiei Shrine Lantern Close-up.  Located in the Akasaka area of Tokyo, Sannō Hiei Jinja, is a Shinto shrine were Oyamakui-no-kami (more commonly known as Hiei-no-kami), the god of Mount Hiei in Shiga prefecture is deified.”  Text and photography by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr

"Sannō Hiei Shrine Lantern Close-up.  Located in the Akasaka area of Tokyo, Sannō Hiei Jinja, is a Shinto shrine were Oyamakui-no-kami (more commonly known as Hiei-no-kami), the god of Mount Hiei in Shiga prefecture is deified.”  Text and photography by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr

(Source: Flickr / rekishinotabi)

Temple statue.  Jingo TeramotoDo Medicine Buddha Statue .
Photography by Ken Domon, 1939, Japan

Temple statue.  Jingo TeramotoDo Medicine Buddha Statue .

Photography by Ken Domon, 1939, Japan

(Source: yumebi.com)

[detail: right half of door] “Higashi Hongan-ji Interior Door.  Higashi Hongan-ji is a Jōdo Shinshū (True Pure Land) Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Although it was founded in 1321, the temple’s current location was decided by warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi as part of the peace deal following the long years of war that his predecessor, Oda Nobunaga, waged against the warrior monks from this temple. The deal was further solidified by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the unifier of Japan, as an irreconcilable split emerged between the sons of the Kennyo, heirs to the former leader of the Ishiyama Hongan-ji. Besides being a famous temple, Higashi Hongan-ji is also the mausoleum for Shinran, the founder of the Jōdo Shinshū sect.”  Text and photography by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr

[detail: right half of door] “Higashi Hongan-ji Interior Door.  Higashi Hongan-ji is a Jōdo Shinshū (True Pure Land) Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Although it was founded in 1321, the temple’s current location was decided by warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi as part of the peace deal following the long years of war that his predecessor, Oda Nobunaga, waged against the warrior monks from this temple. The deal was further solidified by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the unifier of Japan, as an irreconcilable split emerged between the sons of the Kennyo, heirs to the former leader of the Ishiyama Hongan-ji. Besides being a famous temple, Higashi Hongan-ji is also the mausoleum for Shinran, the founder of the Jōdo Shinshū sect.”  Text and photography by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr

(Source: Flickr / rekishinotabi)

thekimonogallery:

Mount Fuji and First Sunrise of the New Year.  Woodblock print.  About 1770’s, Japan, by artist Isoda Koryusai

thekimonogallery:

Mount Fuji and First Sunrise of the New Year.  Woodblock print.  About 1770’s, Japan, by artist Isoda Koryusai

Beauties of Edo, Kyoto and Osaka
By Okumura Masanobu.
Edo Period, 18th century.  Japan
Important Cultural Property

TokyoNationalMuseum

Beauties of Edo, Kyoto and Osaka

By Okumura Masanobu.

Edo Period, 18th century.  Japan

Important Cultural Property

TokyoNationalMuseum

(Source: tnm.jp)

"Ryōan-ji Woodwork.  Ryōan-ji is a Rinzai Zen temple in Kyoto that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site…. One of the principals of the Ōnin War, Hosokawa Katsumoto, willed that 120 acres of his property be turned into a Zen Temple upon his death in 1473.”  Text and photography by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr

"Ryōan-ji Woodwork.  Ryōan-ji is a Rinzai Zen temple in Kyoto that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site…. One of the principals of the Ōnin War, Hosokawa Katsumoto, willed that 120 acres of his property be turned into a Zen Temple upon his death in 1473.”  Text and photography by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr

(Source: Flickr / rekishinotabi)

Hour of Snake, from the series “Women at various hours of the day”
By Kitagawa Utamaro.
Edo Period, 18th century.  Japan
Important Cultural Property

TokyoNationalMuseum

Hour of Snake, from the series “Women at various hours of the day”

By Kitagawa Utamaro.

Edo Period, 18th century.  Japan

Important Cultural Property

TokyoNationalMuseum

(Source: tnm.jp)


"The paulownia crest that adorns this rooftop of one of the buildings in Kōdai-ji temple is the coat of arms (mon) for Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the man who unified Japan following Oda Nobunaga’s death in 1582. Kōdai-ji was established in 1606 by Hideyoshi’s wife, Nene in honor of Hideyoshi. to pray for her late husband. Kōdai-ji is a Rinzai sect Zen Buddhist temple.”  Text and photography by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr

"The paulownia crest that adorns this rooftop of one of the buildings in Kōdai-ji temple is the coat of arms (mon) for Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the man who unified Japan following Oda Nobunaga’s death in 1582. Kōdai-ji was established in 1606 by Hideyoshi’s wife, Nene in honor of Hideyoshi. to pray for her late husband. Kōdai-ji is a Rinzai sect Zen Buddhist temple.”  Text and photography by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr

(Source: Flickr / rekishinotabi)

fashionsfromhistory:

Furisode (long-sleeved kimono)

18th Century 

Edo Period

Kyoto National Museum

"Hokan Shaka Nyorai is the principal image of worship at Kamakura's Engaku-ji Temple.  Engaku-ji Temple in Kamakura was founded by the shogunal regent, Hōjō Tokimune in 1282 to pay respect to the samurai who had died defending Japan from the Mongol invasions of 1274 and 1281. The temple steadily grew in size and much of what visitors see today was built in the Muromachi and Edo period due to damage from fires and earthquakes.”  Text and photography by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr

"Hokan Shaka Nyorai is the principal image of worship at Kamakura's Engaku-ji TempleEngaku-ji Temple in Kamakura was founded by the shogunal regent, Hōjō Tokimune in 1282 to pay respect to the samurai who had died defending Japan from the Mongol invasions of 1274 and 1281. The temple steadily grew in size and much of what visitors see today was built in the Muromachi and Edo period due to damage from fires and earthquakes.”  Text and photography by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr

(Source: Flickr / rekishinotabi)