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Purse

This leather clutch bag or purse has an Oriental scene embossed on it to give a raised effect. It was probably made for the European market or as a souvenir...

Evening mantle

This evening mantle was made in Japan around 1900 to 1910 specifically for the western market. It is made in white silk, the cut is based on a Chinese robe...

Foot sock

Ankle-high split-toed socks (tabi) have their roots in 15th century Japan. They are worn by both men and women with other footwear such as geta (elevated sandals) and waraji (woven...

Blue rock thrush

This female blue rock thrush was collected in Nagasaki, Japan, by F Ringer but it can also be found in southern Europe. The females are a mottled brown birds where...

Vase

The Arita potters in Hizen province were influenced by the Chinese porcelain being brought into Japan through Nagasaki harbour. Japanese floral blue and white ware became increasingly popular in Europe....

Swallowtail butterfly

This specimen was collected in Japan in 1893 by AE Wileman at 4100ft. It is called a ‘swallowtail’ due to the finger-like projections on its hind wings....

Hardy kiwi

This wood is used in Japan for making tobacco boxes. It comes from a collection of specimens and photos chiefly concerned with economic botany collected by J R Jackson of...

Wheat grain carving

From the temple complex of Ise Jingū. The deities are likely representations of Shinto gods Daikokuten, and Ebisu. They are often seen together as the deities of bountiful harvests. Made...

Straw sandal

A warraji tthat was once commonly worn by people, now worn more by Buddhist monks. This type of footwear, like other Japanese shoes, permitted air to circulate around the...