Kawanabe Kyōsai (河鍋 暁斎, May 18, 1831–April 26, 1889). Susano-o no Mikoto subduing Yamata no Orochi, eight-headed serpent in form of dragon, coming up out of raging sea on storm-swept rocky coast. Meiji period, 1887. TYPE: Hanging scroll, color on silk. DIMENSIONS: 100.4 x 29.7 cm.
Samurai wearing jingasa and kamishimo. Hakama 袴 'trousers' traditionally formed part of an outfit called a kamishimo (上下 or 裃), worn by samurai and courtiers Vintage and Antique Oriental Finds www.rubylane.com #rubylane @rubylanecomduring the Edo period. Nowadays hakama is worn only on formal occasions or for religious services. Hand-coloured photo, late C19th, Japan.
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