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Outside Meiji 1900s Georges Bigot
People greeting on the street during New Year.

Published in the French illustrated weekly L’Illustration on January 2, 1904 (Meiji 37). Art by French artist Georges Ferdinand Bigot (1860-1927), famous for his satirical cartoons of life in Meiji period Japan.

Original text: “Le jour de l’an au japon. Les compliments dans la rue.
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