常磐橋修復工事 on Flickr.
Arthur Dove, The Critic (1925).
1920’s, Japan. “The maiko [apprentice geisha] and geiko [geisha] have two sets of ceremonial crested kimono one for winter, the other for summer… The maiko’s kimono, which is of winter weight, plus all its accessories, weighs almost twenty kilograms [forty-four pounds], which may be half what she weighs herself, not surprisingly, it takes some time to get accustomed to it.”. From “Geisha: a living tradition” by Kyoko Aihara, first published 1999, pages 63 & 66. This type of fully-patterned formal kimono is normally associated with a Ryurei-style Tea Ceremony. Image and text via Blue Ruin 1 on Flickr
French archeologist Joseph Hackin exploring The Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afghanistan, 1931.
Patrick Kelly, 1988
The Philadelphia Museum of Art