Japan 18th century. Nobleman in traditional costume.

Antique silk kimono. Japanese Design. Japan Samurai hairstyle and clothing
Japanese nobleman

Nobleman Japan 18th century.

Japanese nobleman in historical costume with hand fans. Dressed in a traditional kimono. The illustration shows the fashion, hairstyle from Japan in 1800.

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Note:  Japanese Noblewomen with child in 1810.

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