Losers in the card game of karuta get ink painted on their face.
This image is part of The New Year in Japan, a book published by Kobe-based photographer Kozaburo Tamamura in 1906. Original text1:
See New Year Celebrations 18 for more information about the game of karuta.
See all New Year images on Old Photos of Japan.
1 Tamamura, Kozaburo (1906). The New Year in Japan. Tamamura Shashinkan.
Reference for Citations
Duits, Kjeld (). Kobe, 1906: New Year Celebrations 19, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on September 27, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/664/new-year-celebrations-19
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