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A housewife shops for a plant during the preparations for New Year. This image is part of The New Year in Japan, a book published by Kobe-based photographer Kozaburo Tamamura in 1906. Original text:
And now, the household must see about procuring a pot or two of the “Prosperous Age Plant,” to complete the attractions of the interior of their “Home Sweet Home,” and minature [sic] pine trees, and bamboo plum twigs are also used for decorative purposes.1
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1 Tamamura, Kozaburo (1906). The New Year in Japan. Tamamura Shashinkan.