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70206-0047 - Japanese woman in kimono writing, 1920s

1920s
Woman Writing Letter

Artist Unknown
Publisher Unknown
Medium Postcard
Period Taisho
Location Studio
Image No. 70206-0047
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A young Japanese woman in kimono and traditional hairstyle is writing a letter or poem.

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 Writing Letter, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on October 1, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/89/woman-writing-letter

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This woman was a geisha in the Shinbashi hanamachi in Tokyo and her name was Hamayuu/ Hawaryuu. For some more info you can check: https://www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/sets/72157623558388810/

And here you have another photo of Hamayuu in the same bridal kimono: https://www.flickr.com/photos/blue_ruin_1/6324969028

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