Wednesday, December 29, 2010

5 Japanese Vintage Postcards with Samurai, Ronin, Topics

Japan, ca. 1910: 5 different vintage postcards with scenes related to Samurai (Ronin).

All 5 are unused and in fine condition.

The revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin, also known as the Forty-seven Samurai, the Ako vendetta, or the Genroku Ako incident took place in Japan at the start of the eighteenth century. One noted Japanese scholar described the tale as the country's "national legend." It recounts the most famous case involving the samurai code of honor, bushido.

Chushingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), also known as the story of the Forty-Seven Ronin, is one of the most famous and popular of all Japanese dramas.

A ronin was a samurai with no lord or master during the feudal period (1185–1868) of Japan. A samurai became masterless from the death or fall of his master, or after the loss of his master's favor or privilege.

More Japanese Postcards: HERE

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Japanese Emperor and Empress. 2 vintage Postcards

Two very decorative embossed postcards depicting the Japanese Emperor Hirohito and his wife Kojun. Floral design.

Several commemorative cancellations at the reverse.

More Japanese Postcards: HERE

Monday, December 20, 2010

2 old Chinese Postcards, Beggars and Train, Beijing

Two Chinese vintage postcards after Photos by Chas. F. Gammon.
Both have fault at an edge, each.

One postcard depicts beggars in Peking, the other a third class train in Beijíng.

Unused postcards from app. 1910.

More Chinese Vintage Postcards HERE

Monday, December 13, 2010

Old Korea: Crown Prince of Korea: Vintage Postcard

Old Korean postcard, depicting the Korean Prince with decorations on his uniform: “prince of Korea”

Unused, very fine condition.

Prince Imperial Yeong, the Crown Prince Uimin (also Euimin), also known as Yi Un, Yi Eun, Lee Eun, and Un Yi (1897 –1970), was the 28th Head of Korean Imperial House, and the last crown prince of Korea.

More old Korean Postcards HERE