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LOWER CLASS LABORERS STOP TO WET THEIR WHISTLE in OLD JAPAN
When Okinawa Soba is wandering through Japan, these are the kinds of guys I tend to hang out with --- staying as far away from any priests, bureaucrats, and politicians as I possibly can....the same as when I am in America. I like the common people the best. 1880s photo by KIMBEI KUSAKABE. 1893 Catalog image # 42. "COOLIES TAKING WAYSIDE REFRESHMENT". Kimbei "prop jackets" can also be seen in these photos : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2860391124/ 日下部 金兵衛 (1841 - 1934) * * * RANDOM…
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THE KIMONO SELLER -- or, How One Woman Can Drive Two Men Nuts
I thought I was done posting old Kimono Shop photos, but just found this one from the 1890s in the bottom of a box (literally !). That should do it for a while. I hate shopping for clothes, and get tired just looking at these pictures ! I am well aware that you KKKK folks never get tired of looking at them, though. As for those two poor guys (in their own fashionable Kimonos as well) who run this store, they have been spending the last two hours showing "madame" everything they think she…