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70820-0004 - Japanese hairdresser at work, 1890s

1890s
Hairdresser

Artist Unknown
Publisher Unknown
Medium Albumen Print
Period Meiji
Location Inside
Image No. 70820-0004
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A woman dressed in a kimono and facing a mirror has her hair done by a hairdresser.

On the floor are tools for hairdressing, especially combs. Many different kinds of combs were used in Japanese hairdressing.

Because women’s hair styles were becoming quite complicated, professional hairdressers for women started to emerge in the latter half of the Edo Period (1603-1868). By the Meiji Period (1868-1912), they came to the housewife’s house some two to three times a week.

To make the elaborate hairstyles possible, women needed to grow their hair extremely long.

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Duits, Kjeld (). 1890s: Hairdresser, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on May 26, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/48/hairdresser

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