Empress Michiko (Michiko Shōda) (1934-living2013) Japan is the wife of Emperor Akihito, the 2013 monarch of Japan. She was the first commoner to marry into the Japanese Imperial Family.

Empress Michiko (Michiko Shōda) (1934-living2013) Japan is the wife of Emperor Akihito, the 2013 monarch of Japan. She was the first commoner to marry into the Japanese Imperial Family.

korean postcard

korean postcard

Korea, early 1900s

Korea, early 1900s

The Last Princess of the Joseon Dynasty, Deokhye

The Last Princess of the Joseon Dynasty, Deokhye

Korea vintage postcards 1930-40s. Top: "The celebration of birth of Korean". Middle and bottom: both uncaptioned "Made in Japan" on back.

Korea vintage postcards 1930-40s. Top: "The celebration of birth of Korean". Middle and bottom: both uncaptioned "Made in Japan" on back.

Photo by Jung hae chang, 1929, Sunbathing women in Korea

Photo by Jung hae chang, 1929, Sunbathing women in Korea

Percival Lowell and the three head members of the first Korean diplomatic delegation to the US, 1883, who helped engineer the 1882 Treaty of Amity and Commerce. From left: Min Yeong-ik, Lowell, Geo Gwang-beom, Hong Yeong-sik.

Percival Lowell and the three head members of the first Korean diplomatic delegation to the US, 1883, who helped engineer the 1882 Treaty of Amity and Commerce. From left: Min Yeong-ik, Lowell, Geo Gwang-beom, Hong Yeong-sik.

기생 1930-45

기생 1930-45

Old korea Naval officer who made a treaty with U.S. in Chemulpo in 1882

Old korea Naval officer who made a treaty with U.S. in Chemulpo in 1882

Prince Nagahisa Kitashirakawa and Sachiko Tokugawa

Prince Nagahisa Kitashirakawa and Sachiko Tokugawa

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