A postcard showing an Ainu woman carrying wood. Although many postcards of Ainu look a bit like souvenir cards from Disneyland, this photo still features some reality.
The spread out toes of the woman shows that she is used to walking barefoot. Most probably she doesn’t even own shoes. Her clothes are simple and well-worn, and the houses in the background are representative of Ainu housing at the start of the 20th century.
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Reference for Citations
Duits, Kjeld (). 1920s: Ainu Woman Carrying Wood, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on June 26, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/650/ainu-woman-carrying-wood
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