PORTRAIT OF FOUR LOVELY AND BEAUTIFULLY DRESSED JAPANESE STUDENTS IN FUKUI, JAPAN (VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH)

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This vintage photograph features four lovely and beautifully dressed Japanese girls.Two of the girls are holding parasols and all four are wearing hair bows. The previous owner of the card shared some information about this image. I was told that the girls were students and dressed in Hakama style. Hakama are a type of traditional Japanese clothing. The Imperial Chinese court wore trousers during the Sui and Tang dynasties and the Japanese adopted this style in the sixth century. Hakama are tied to the waist and fall down to near the ankles. They are worn over a kimono. According to the previous owner this wardrobe was popular among students during the Meiji period (1868-1912) and Taisho period (1912-1926). This photograph was taken during either the latter Meiji era or sometime during the Taisho era. The photographer of this wonderful image is S. Noji and his studio was located in Fukui, Japan. The city is located on the coast of the Sea of Japan. This photograph measures about 8 1/2 ” x 6 1/2″. The cabinet card gallery has a number of photographs originating in Japan which can be seen by clicking on the category “Japan”.

 

 

 

 

 

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PORTRAIT OF AN ADORABLE FIVE YEAR OLD GIRL IN TOKYO JAPAN

taishoThis vintage photograph compensates for its less than stellar condition by featuring a very cute five year-old girl. She looks adorable in her nice outfit as she displays her long hair under a pretty hat. The previous owner of this image stated that it dates to the Taisho period (1912-1926). It was also reported that the young girl in this photograph was five years of age at the time the image was taken. The photographer of this photographic portrait is M. Matsuda of Tokyo, Japan.

 

Published in: on January 31, 2015 at 11:49 am  Comments (2)  
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