A melancholic image of the young Japanese geiko Momotaro wearing a slightly modern Japanese hairstyle.
She is holding her hand, hidden in a piece of cloth, close to her chin. It makes her look very bashful and shy. During the early 20th century, picture postcards of bijin (beautiful women) were extremely popular in Japan (see Woman with Rose)
It is difficult to date this photo, but it is either from the late 1910s, or early 1920s.
Reference for Citations
Duits, Kjeld (). 1910s: Momotaro in Striped Kimono, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on May 27, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/396/woman-in-striped-kimono
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