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80115-0044 - Japanese New Year Celebrations

Kobe, 1906
New Year Celebrations 20

Artist Kozaburo Tamamura
Publisher Kozaburo Tamamura
Medium Collotype Print
Period Meiji
Location Kobe
Image No. 80115-0044
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Merchants display their wares in a New Year cart procession, one of the few New Year customs in this series that can not be seen anymore.

This image is part of The New Year in Japan, a book published by Kobe-based photographer Kozaburo Tamamura in 1906. Original text1:

This picture represents the early morning of the second day of the New Year, and we observe a procession of carts, representing various merchants, merchandise and products. The coolies are in a special uniform peculiar to the occasion, and the show is emblematical of the New year’s first trade, and it is also a grand advertisement for the merchant who cares to take part in this ancient custom.

See all New Year images on Old Photos of Japan.

Notes

1 Tamamura, Kozaburo (1906). The New Year in Japan. Tamamura Shashinkan.

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Duits, Kjeld (). Kobe, 1906: New Year Celebrations 20, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on October 3, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/663/new-year-celebrations-20

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