Metadata database of Japanese old photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Period-[list up]

An “oiran” (courtesan) walking in formal style with attendants was called an “oiran procession.” The procession included a novice courtesan, child attendant and chaperone as well as male attendants carrying bed items, a shamisen lute and drums.

Keeping Things Whole

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body’s been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
to keep things whole.

— Mark Strand

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