Woman with child. Traditional Japanese clothing in 1920.

Traditional Japan national costume. Japanese women`s clothing. Geisha, Maiko in antique kimono.
Japanese woman with child

Japanese woman with doll or children.

Traditional Japanese clothing and hairstyle on postcard from c. 1920th.


Note:  Japanese koto. Instrument for traditional Japanese music.

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The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

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