Photographs feat. Samurais (ca. 1880s)

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Unknown, Photograph of a Samurai in full armor, wielding a bow and arrow. Attributed to Kimbei, c. 1880 via

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Unknown Photograph of a Samurai  standing on a woodland path, outfitted with swords and full armor, wearing a rain cape and holding a jingasa, c. 1880 via

 

Vintage Japanese Pictorialism (ca. 1920)

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Vintage pictorialism albumen photograph of two small children traveling a small road in a Japanese village, circa 1920 via

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Vintage pictorialism albumen photograph of female figures with their parasols outside a small Japanese village, circa 1920 via

Veruschka & Richard Avedon in Japan for Vogue (1966)

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 US Vogue October 1966: ‘The Great Fur Caravan’ shot on location in the Japanese Alps by Richard Avedon and stars Veruschka

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 US Vogue October 1966: ‘The Great Fur Caravan’ shot on location in the Japanese Alps by Richard Avedon and stars Veruschka via

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US Vogue October 1966: ‘The Great Fur Caravan’ shot on location in the Japanese Alps by Richard Avedon and stars Veruschka via

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 US Vogue October 1966: ‘The Great Fur Caravan’ shot on location in the Japanese Alps by Richard Avedon and stars Veruschka via

Marilyn arriving in Japan on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio (1954)

On January 14th 1954, legendary movie star Marylin Monroe and former major-league player Joe DiMaggio were married at the San Francisco City Hall. 

In February they traveled to Japan, combining a honeymoon with a business trip. 

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Marilyn Monroe flying to Tokyo with new husband Joe DiMaggio on their honeymoon (1954). Kashio Aoki (Japan, PANAM steward) via

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Marilyn Monroe flying to Tokyo with new husband Joe DiMaggio on their honeymoon. Kashio Aoki (Japan, PANAM steward), 1954 via

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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio arrive at the Tokyo International Airport. Photo by Don Towles, 1954 via

Picture must be credited ©Alphafrance 02/1954 Legendary movie star Marilyn Monroe (R) and former major-league player Joe DiMaggio arrive at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo's Uchisaiwaicho district. They come to Japan for their honeymoon. The photo was taken in February 1954. Tokyo , Japan

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio arrive at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo’s Uchisaiwaicho district, ©Alphafrance 1954 via

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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, Imperial Hotel, in Tokyo’s Uchisaiwaicho district,  1954 via

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Marilyn Monroe in Tokyo, 1954 via