Japanese citizens woman and man.

Traditional Japanese woman clothing. Antique Kimono costume.

Japanese citizens woman

Traditional Japanese mens clothing. Antique Kimono costumes.

Japan citizen dress

Japanese citizens woman and man in traditional clothing, 1810.

Author: Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796-1866).
Illustration: Kawahara Keiga.
Publisher: Leo Wöhrl, Würzburg und Leipzig.
Free Ebook online (German)
Nippon: Volume 1 Volume 2
Note:  Japanese nobleman

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