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110609-0019 - Rice Shop


Outside Meiji 1900s Teijiro Takagi
Rice cultivation in Japan: Rice shop. This image comes from “The Rice in Japan,” published in 1907 (Meiji 40) by Kobe based photographer Teijiro Takagi.

Original text: “A rice retailing shop. One or more of these stablishments are to be found in almost every street throughout the country. Excepting the poorer classes, patrons do not carry away their purchases, the latter being delivred regularly, at stated periods, to the residences of patrons. As is seen from the photo above, there arev many grades of qualities and prices, the latter ranging from 17 to 20 sen per bushel.”

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