Japanese Parasol standard bearer costumes.

Japanese Parasol standard bearer costumes. Traditional Japan clothing. Asian army dress

Japanese Parasol standard bearer.

Japanese Parasol standard bearer costumes, 19th century.

Porte étendard et Parasol Japonais.

Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.

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