|Japanese Country Textiles|
What year is it when someone says this item is from Meiji year 37? Here is a listing of Japanese historical time periods and their corresponding years going from left to right. Each time period is named after current Emperor or Shogunate of the time.
So, for Meiji year 37, for example, you would start with 1868 and add 37 to come up with the year 1905. But, since the Edo era also ended in 1868, you have to subtract a year to get the correct year of 1904.
Pictures of Country Japan
You see many of these beautiful images reflected in the country textiles as they were a part of the average person's daily life and reflect the traditional values of old Japan.