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70122-0003 - Japanese vegetable vendor, 1880s

1880s
Vegetable Vendor

Artist Unknown
Publisher Unknown
Medium Albumen Print
Period Meiji
Location Studio
Image No. 70122-0003
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Studio portrait of a Japanese vegetable vendor.

The vendor is wearing a kasa (conical bamboo hat) and a mino (straw raincoat). He carries a pole with baskets filled with vegetables like Japanese radish, lotus roots, Welsh onions, burdocks, onions and carrots.

Peddlers like him were extremely common on the streets of Japan. There were peddlers for virtually everything, from vegetables to medicine to baskets and even furniture.

They went from house to house and walked enormous distances, especially in the countryside. Life was extremely hard for these people.

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Duits, Kjeld (). 1880s: Vegetable Vendor, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on August 12, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/49/vegetable-vendor

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