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100910-0004 - Komori Nursemaids


Outside Meiji 1890s Teijiro Takagi
A group of komori in front of what appears to be a temple or shrine. Komori were young girls from poor families who were hired by the year to aid middle and upper class mothers in the care of their infant. In addition to carrying the baby around, the komori would also assist a little with the household work. Komori received food, lodging, clothing, and occasionally some money.
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