Japanese woman with high rank.

Japanese woman clothing. Traditional Geisha Costume.

Nobility Woman 1810

Japanese woman with high rank in 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:  Relocation of a Japanese family. Une Déménagement, 1895.

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