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80201-0055 - Ainu mother and child, 1920s

Ainu Mother & Child

Artist S. Kinoshita
Publisher Utsunomiya
Medium Postcard
Period Taisho
Location Outside
Image No. 80201-0055
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Ainu mothers carried their young children in a loose garment, or net, on their back. The garment or net was supported by a band round the mother’s head.

Ainu men carried children by holding them in their arms. This is quite different from the Japanese way of carrying children. For a sample of this, see 1910s • Children Carrying Children.

For an interesting passage about the bond between Ainu mothers and children, read 1900s • Ainu Family.


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Duits, Kjeld (). 1920s: Ainu Mother & Child, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on September 28, 2022 (GMT) from

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