Man from Japan with Parasol and Backpack

Traditional Japan costume. Native Japan man with Parasol.

Man from Japan with Parasol and Backpack

Man from Japan with Parasol and Backpack in traditional dress 1910s.

Note:  The governor of Hakodate and Suite.

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