Entertainment for the children was not forgotten during the New Year celebrations of the Meiji Period (1868-1912).
While most of the other customs in this series are still observed, this one seems to have vanished.
This image is part of The New Year in Japan, a book published by Kobe-based photographer Kozaburo Tamamura in 1906. Original text1:
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 14, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on May 27, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/669/new-year-celebrations-14
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