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81003-0016 - Pilgrim


Studio Meiji 1880s Kimbei Kusakabe
A studio photo of a pilgrim dressed for pilgrimage to Mt. Fuji, 1880s. He is carrying a long, wooden staff and a bell and is wearing a sugegasa conical hat. The bell was used to remind the pilgrim that life was short and transient. It also helped to scare of wild animals like bears.
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