In 1868, during the turbulent Bakumatsu era, two assailants attempted to murder Sir Harry Parkes by hacking their way through the procession with their swords.
Kimono celebrating the history of Nagasaki, which maintained contact with the outside world during sakoku, continue to evoke a romance for the past.
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A major new exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum celebrates the kimono’s elegant history. It also displays its dynamic renaissance, through works by modern...
Under the Eaves of a Fan Shop two-fold screen, Edo period, 17th century Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts (Taman Collection) An exhibition...