Traditional Japan national costumes.

Japanese Soldier Samurai clothing. Traditional Japan national costumes

Japanese

Mongol Race. Traditional Japan national costumes.

1. Officer of the Taikoon, in Civil Costume. 2. Mendicant Bonze. 3. Bonze of a Superior Order. 4. Military Dress from Original in Kensington Museum. 5.6. Japanese Women. 7. Japanese Soldier. 8. Man of the Lower Classes. 9. Coolie of the Fish Market. 10. Pilgrim.

The Comprehensive Atlas and Geography of the World. “Races of the World”. Drawn by J. L. Williams. Engraved by A. Portier. Printed by Blackie & Son London, Glasgow & Edinburgh 1886

Note:  Family Dance in Japan. Danse en Famille au Japon, 1895.

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