1 photographic print : hand coloring ; image 24.4 x 19 cm., on mount 25.7 x 20.5 cm
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
A woman in elaborate costume, with various kanzashi (hair ornaments), poses in indoor setting. Her ornate kanzashi with a sakura motif is reminiscent of those worn by oiran or tayu, the highest ranking of courtesan. Her clothing and hair accessories would suggest that she is perhaps either a real entertainer or a model dressed as one.
Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Photography of Japan. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Partial purchase and gift of Henry and Nancy Rosin, 1999-2001
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560