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Japanese Father and Daughter holding Furoshiki (case) 
1891, 25 April 
Ambrotype, kiri wood case 
Charles Schwartz Ltd 
In this rare and fascinating image we see the daughter figure holding a Furoshiki a traditional cloth used to wrap and transport gifts and other personal items. Furoshiki use dates back to Edo-Period Japan, and with the Postwar advent of plastic and other bags had fallen out of favor. Now, however (with environmental concerns) the Japanese Minister of the Environment has been advocating its use. A clear, Meiji-period portrait, taken by Japanese photographer, in its original case. Japanese inscriptions on lid and verso. Translation- April 25th 1891 Tokyo 

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