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).
Reference for Citations
Duits, Kjeld (). 1920s: Woman with Hand to Chin, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on October 1, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/88/woman-with-hand-to-chin
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