Friday, January 20, 2012

The Emperor's Funeral

A gorgeous 3-card set from Japan. Can't read Japanese, but I think the funeral commemorated here is that of Mutsuhito, Emperor Meiji, or Meiji the Great (1867-1912). The date and details here match up with an extraordinary account of Mutsuhito's funeral in the New York Times, October 13, 1912. Click on final image for composite.