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Empress Nagako of Japan, 1926

To Sit, For Example, On the Throne of a King

As Empress Kōjun from 1926 to she was the longest lived empress consort in Japanese history.

A yakonin with his servants under an enormous umbrella. Yokohama, ca. 1869-1870 by Wilhelm J. Burger

A yakonin with his servants under an enormous umbrella. Yokohama, ca. by Wilhelm J.

J. L. C. Pompe van Meerdervoort and samurai students, late Edo period.  Johannes Lijdius Catharinus Pompe van Meerdervoort was a Dutch physician based in Nagasaki, Japan. In Nagasaki he taught medicine, chemistry and photography and established a medical school and hospital.

J. L. C. Pompe van Meerdervoort and samurai students, late Edo period. Johannes Lijdius Catharinus Pompe van Meerdervoort was a Dutch physician based in Nagasaki, Japan. In Nagasaki he taught medicine, chemistry and photography and established a medical school and hospital.

1869,Wilhelm Burger撮影

Samurai's family photo by Wilhelm Burger 1869

A Jakonin. The highly regarded Jakonins belonged to the fourth class of 8 classes social system and formed the soldieres of the 2nd class (the nobility) as their vassals. 1869/70. Photograph by Wilhelm Burger (No. 597). (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)

The highly regarded Jakonins belonged to the fourth class of 8 classes social system and formed the soldieres of the class (the nobility) as their vassals. Photograph by Wilhelm Burger (No. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images)

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