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70206-0049 - Portrait of Japanese Woman in Kimono, 1920s

1920s
Woman with Hand to Chin

Artist Unknown
Publisher Unknown
Medium Postcard
Period Taisho
Location Studio
Image No. 70206-0049
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A young Japanese woman in kimono and traditional hairstyle is holding her hand to her chin, an apparently bashful gesture often seen on photos, illustrations and ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) from the Meiji and Taisho periods.

This postcard was published sometime after 1918. During the early 20th century, picture postcards of bijin (beautiful women) were extremely popular in Japan (see Woman with Rose).

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Duits, Kjeld (). 1920s: Woman with Hand to Chin, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on May 27, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/88/woman-with-hand-to-chin

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