A street vendor carrying brooms (箒, houki) balanced on a carrying pole.
To protect himself from the elements, he is wearing a broad bamboo hat, known as a bachoukasa (バッチョウ笠).
Vendors like him used special calls to make potential customers aware of their arrival.
Reference for Citations
Duits, Kjeld (). 1890s: Broom Vendor, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on October 4, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/725/broom-vendor
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