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Edited image from the Smithsonian Institution of a hand-colored print from Japan, c1905, of a woman posing with a cherry tree bonsai. Text and image via Stuart Rankin on Flickr

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縞揃女辨慶, or, “They changed the bus schedule again!” by Stuart Rankin

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<br />Edited <b>National Diet Library</b> ukiyo-e print of a lady reading what looks like a bus schedule.

Original caption: 縞揃女辨慶

Translated (via Google Translate) caption: Stripe assortment woman pinnata

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Yubari Shrine by Stuart Rankin
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Yubari Shrine on New Years Day, 2017. It wasn’t very crowded but we got there relatively late (around lunch time).

Edited hand-colored photograph from the Rijksmuseum of Portret van een Japanse vrouw by Baron Raimund von Stillfried und Ratenitz. About 1870′s, Japan.  Text and image via Stuart Rankin on Flickr