A studio portrait of a young basket maker wearing a head band using bamboo to weave a basket. All around him are his bamboo products.
They include draining baskets (笊, zaru), winnowing baskets (箕, mi), and noodle-draining baskets (饂飩打ち上げ篭, udon uchiage kago).
Many thanks to Noel, who noticed that the props in this image are identical to those of the Yamamoto Studio in Yokohama. This made it possible to both attribute and date this image correctly. See more Yamamoto images at MeijiShowa.
Reference for Citations
Duits, Kjeld (). 1870s: Basket Craftsman, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on January 20, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/711/basket-craftsman
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