Gigei no Tomo [ 技藝乃友] Japanese culture are always inspired by nature. Living in wooden paper house in the nature is the style of life. We love and respect the plants and animals , moon and woter falls . use these elements for the interior , product , cloth , design . These are old Japanese design books mid 19th century , Meiji period , lithograph prints.
Another avant-garde Japanese postcard from 1904-05. Such a pretty rendering of war. Those are mines ready to sink a Russian naval ship!