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120417-0021 - Barber at Work


Inside Meiji 1880s Charles Edwin Fripp

Illustration of a barber doing the hair of a male customer. Until western hairstyles were promoted during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), Japanese men wore a chonmage topknot. Published in the British weekly illustrated newspaper The Graphic on June 18, 1881 (Meiji 14). Artwork by Canadian painter and illustrator Charles Edwin Fripp (1854-1906).

Original text: “A barber’s shop.”

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