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161215-0004 - Tabi Sock Maker


Inside Showa 1930s Unknown

The shop of a tabi sock (足袋) maker.

Tabi are traditional Japanese socks with a separation between the big toe and other toes.

This postcard is from a series called “Pictures of Various Occupations of Japan,” published in the 1930s. The series offers a great record of small business in Japan during the early Showa Period (1925-1989).

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