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A tortoise and the hare fence in Kyoto. A very beautiful find.

Gion, Kyoto, Japan - July 2012, at this very spot. We saw film makers taking photos of the Geisha, as in other photo. It was everything I thought it would be as in 'Memoirs of a Geisha'.

I have to say, the figure and cosplay store I need to go to. With a rich person.

Miyajima, Japan Travel Japan

Nonbei Yokocho, literally "drunkards alley", in Shibuya, Tokyo.

PUMA Yutori Kimono (2006). Inspired by the traditional style of the Japanese Geisha and are made from real kimono dress fabric found in vintage shops throughout Japan.

I keep thinking I'm going to stop pinning to this board... and then I find this!

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 #rubylane @rubylanecomduring the Edo period. Nowadays hakama is worn only on formal occasions or for religious services. Hand-coloured photo, late C19th, Japan.

from Boutique Japan

Fukuoka, Japan: Kyushu's Ramen & Yatai Capital

Fukuoka, Japan (aka Hakata) is one of Japan's top culinary destinations, renowned among foodies for its tonkotsu ramen and yatai food stalls.