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80115-0013 - Japanese Fruit Store, 1890s

1890s
Fruit Store

Artist Unknown
Publisher Unknown
Medium Albumen Print
Period Meiji
Location Outside
Image No. 80115-0013
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Two men and several children in a Japanese fruit store.

Although this store seems extremely well-stocked, fruit was not as big a part of the Japanese diet as it is today. Commonly eaten were mikan, melon, kaki (persimmon), biwa (loquat), nashi (pear), plum, apricot, peach and apple. In spite of the countless cherry trees, cherries were rare. As were strawberries and most other berries.

For more information about Japanese food habits of the Meiji Period, read 1890s • Vegetable Store and 1890s • Fish Shop.

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Duits, Kjeld (). 1890s: Fruit Store, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on May 27, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/126/fruit-store

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