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Japanese Culture Collection

"Immerse Yourself in the Beauty and Tradition of Japanese Culture" Discover the enchanting allure through a journey into its rich heritage

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Traditional Japanese Woodblock Geishas in a Garden

Traditional Japanese Woodblock Geishas in a Garden
This print shows two Geishas tending to plants in a garden. There are several pots of different shapes and sizes. The Geisha kneeling appears to be tending to Marigolds.Utagawa Toyokuni (1769)

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Antique Japanese Woodblock, woman serving tea

Antique Japanese Woodblock, woman serving tea
This Japanese art print is a portrait of the tea house waitress Naniwaya Okita in a beautiful kimono serving a cup of tea, 1790. The print bears the artists signature

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Snow falling on small red pagoda, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Snow falling on small red pagoda, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Kendo martial arts fighter holding sword in front of him

Kendo martial arts fighter holding sword in front of him

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Japanese Woodblock Print flowers and Dragon

Japanese Woodblock Print flowers and Dragon
Keisai Eisen (1790 - 1848) is an important ukiyo-e artist who studied under the similarly named Kikugawa Eizan. As with this marvellous classic print, 1840

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Shibuya crossing, Tokyo

Shibuya crossing, Tokyo
People crossing the road in famous Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, Japan

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Mt Fuji at Night, Kawaguchiko, Japan

Mt Fuji at Night, Kawaguchiko, Japan
Mount Fuji at Night with reflection of the cityand clear sky, Lake Kawaguchi, Yamanashi Perfecture, Honshu island, Japan

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Light up Shirakawa-go village with snow on Winter 2017

Light up Shirakawa-go village with snow on Winter 2017
Shirakawa-go, Japan

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Sumo wrestler competing

Sumo wrestler competing, Grand Taikai Sumo Wrestling Tournament, Kokugikan Hall Stadium, Ryogoku district, Tokyo, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Snow-covered Zen garden in Kodai-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Snow-covered Zen garden in Kodai-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Manga, anime characters painted on outdoor lockers, Electric Town, Akihabara

Manga, anime characters painted on outdoor lockers, Electric Town, Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Monk inside Shidoden Memorial Hall at Eiheiji Temple, headquarters of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism

Monk inside Shidoden Memorial Hall at Eiheiji Temple, headquarters of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism, Fukui, Japan

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Buddhist monks performing prayers and music

Buddhist monks performing prayers and music, Kyoto city, Honshu, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Sumo wrestlers practising

Sumo wrestlers practising, Tokyo City, Honshu Island, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Horse Back Archery Competition (Yabusame)

Horse Back Archery Competition (Yabusame), Harajuku District, Tokyo, Honshu Island, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Traditional Japanese taiko drumming performance

Traditional Japanese taiko drumming performance, Matsuyama, Ehime prefecture, Shikoku island, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Fukuoka Sumo competition, Kyushu Basho, Fukuoka city, Kyushu, Japan, Asia

Fukuoka Sumo competition, Kyushu Basho, Fukuoka city, Kyushu, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Ginza Shopping District, Tokyo, Japan, Asia

Ginza Shopping District, Tokyo, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Torii gate at Fushimi Inari Jinja, Shinto shrine, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kyoto, Honshu

Torii gate at Fushimi Inari Jinja, Shinto shrine, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Japanese Woodblock Print Woman and the Moon

Japanese Woodblock Print Woman and the Moon
Japanese scene from the master Utagawa Hiroshige 1797 - October 12, 1858 forms part of my own private collection of original woodblock prints

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Illustrated map of ancient Japan

Illustrated map of ancient Japan

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Farmhouses of Shirakawa-go Japan

Farmhouses of Shirakawa-go Japan
Shirakawa-go, located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan.It shows many of Shirakawas most famous buildings, gassho-zukuri farmhouses. These are built with incredibly thick, steeply slanting roofs

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Traditional Japanese Woodblock female by pond

Traditional Japanese Woodblock female by pond
Utagawa Toyokuni (1769, Edo - February 24, 1825, Edo) was born as the son of a puppet maker. He learned printmaking as a student of Toyoharu

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Monorail, Tokyo

Monorail, Tokyo
Monorail reaching Odaiba waterfront

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Entrance path to Fushimi Inari Shrine in winter, Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Entrance path to Fushimi Inari Shrine in winter, Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Sonohyan Utaki Stone Gate at Shuri Castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Asia

Sonohyan Utaki Stone Gate at Shuri Castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Portrait of a Geisha in a traditional Japanese style tatami mat room

Portrait of a Geisha in a traditional Japanese style tatami mat room, Kyoto, Kansai Region, Honshu, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Old Chinese Painting

Old Chinese Painting
Ornaments from L Ornement Polychrome First and Second Series published in 1873 by Albert Charles Auguste Racinet (1825-1893) a french designer, lithographer and art historian

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Barrels of Sake wrapped in straw at the Meiji Jingu, Tokyo, Japan, Asia

Barrels of Sake wrapped in straw at the Meiji Jingu, Tokyo, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Fushimi Inari Taisha, the most important Shinto shrine, famous for its thousand red

Fushimi Inari Taisha, the most important Shinto shrine, famous for its thousand red torii gates, Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Famous japanese covered bridge, Hoi An, Vietnam

Famous japanese covered bridge, Hoi An, Vietnam
Famous japanese covered bridge, Hoi An, Quang Nam province, Vietnam

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Japan, Mie Prefecture, Kumano Kodo, Stone steps in forest

Japan, Mie Prefecture, Kumano Kodo, Stone steps in forest
Kumano Old Road/Kumano Kodo, World Heritage, Mie, Japan

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Night view of Tokyo

Night view of Tokyo

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Japan, Wakayama Prefecture, Kumano Kodo, Nachi Falls

Japan, Wakayama Prefecture, Kumano Kodo, Nachi Falls
Kumano Old Road/Kumano Kodo, Nachi Falls, World Heritage, Wakayama, Japan

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Kyo Odori spring dance theatre

Kyo Odori spring dance theatre, Kyoto, Honshu Island, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Tea ceremony by a Maiko (trainee geisha)

Tea ceremony by a Maiko (trainee geisha), Kyoto, Honshu Island, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Taiko drumming group

Taiko drumming group, Otako age giant kite flying festival, Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, near Tokyo, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Straw sandals and drum at temple

Straw sandals and drum at temple, Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Monks pulling ropes of big bell

Monks pulling ropes of big bell, Chion in temple, eastern hills, Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Traditional costume and horse

Traditional costume and horse, ceremony for archery festival, Tokyo, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: African-American Marines, Battle of Peleliu, 15th September 1944 (b / w photo)

African-American Marines, Battle of Peleliu, 15th September 1944 (b / w photo)
1720216 African-American Marines, Battle of Peleliu, 15th September 1944 (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Peleliu battle, september 15)

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Snow-covered Silver Pavilion, Ginkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Snow-covered Silver Pavilion, Ginkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan, Asia

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Heritage site of Shirakawa in Japan

Heritage site of Shirakawa in Japan

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Mount Fuji on clouds

Mount Fuji on clouds
I took this picture in Fujinomiya city with a telephoto lens

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue, Vietnam

Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue, Vietnam
Thien Mu Pagoda, Buddhist Pagoda of the Heavenly Lady, in Hue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vietnam

Background imageJapanese Culture Collection: Paper lanterns hanging in the blooming cherry trees, Fort Goryokaku, Hakodate, Hokkaido

Paper lanterns hanging in the blooming cherry trees, Fort Goryokaku, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan, Asia




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"Immerse Yourself in the Beauty and Tradition of Japanese Culture" Discover the enchanting allure through a journey into its rich heritage. Delve into the world of art with an Antique Japanese Woodblock, where intricate details come to life on paper, capturing the essence of a bygone era. Witness grace personified as a woman serves tea with elegance and precision, showcasing the revered tradition that is deeply ingrained in Japanese society. Step into a Traditional Japanese Woodblock Geishas' Garden and be transported to a realm where time stands still. Admire their ethereal beauty amidst blooming flowers and mythical dragons, each stroke telling stories from ancient folklore. Marvel at Mt Fuji's majestic silhouette against the night sky in Kawaguchiko, Japan - an iconic symbol that has captivated hearts for centuries. Experience true winter wonderland as Shirakawa-go village illuminates under blankets of snow during Winter 2017. A small red pagoda peeks out from beneath delicate snowflakes at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, reminding us of Japan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites that hold timeless significance. Witness strength and discipline unfold before your eyes as Kendo martial arts fighters wield their swords with unwavering focus. Feel the ground tremble as Sumo wrestlers compete fiercely for glory – an age-old sport steeped in tradition yet brimming with modern-day excitement. Find serenity amidst nature's embrace at Kodai-ji Temple's Snow-covered Zen garden in Kyoto – a tranquil sanctuary offering respite from bustling city life. Celebrate Okinawa's Surijo Castle, recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site – an architectural marvel standing tall against time's relentless march. Embrace contemporary pop culture through vibrant Manga and anime characters painted on outdoor lockers in Electric Town, Akihabara – where imagination knows no bounds. Embark on this captivating journey through Japan’s diverse landscapes and traditions, where ancient customs intertwine seamlessly with modern innovations.