Woman with child. Traditional Japanese clothing in 1920.

Geisha, Maiko, Traditional, Japan, national, costume, kimono,
Japanese woman with child on postcard about 1910.

Japanese woman with doll or children.

Japanese clothing and hairstyle. Postcard from c. 1920th.

Illustration, damasks, ornament


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