1 cartes-de-visite : image 8.8 x 5.5 cm., on mount 10.2 x 6.3 cm
1860 - ca 1900
[1860 - ca. 1900]
Title devised by Henry and Nancy Rosin.
A seated man dressed in Japanese kimono poses in an indoor studio. He holds a katana (Japanese sword) in his left hand, a folded fan in his right, and has a small sasuga (dagger) tucked in his waist. He is seated upon tatami mats. His attire and the presence of the katana would suggest that he is part of the upper class.
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