80201-0051 - Ainu women carrying wood, 1920s

1920s
Ainu Woman Carrying Wood

Artist S. Kinoshita
Publisher Unknown
Medium Postcard
Period Taisho
Location Outside
Image No. 80201-0051
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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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Duits, Kjeld (). 1920s: Ainu Woman Carrying Wood, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on January 29, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/650/ainu-woman-carrying-wood

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