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190101-0011-PP - Kago Bearers


Studio Meiji 1890s Kimbei Kusakabe

Group portrait of an elegant Japanese woman in a kago (palanquin) carried by two bearers.

The bearers are holding ikizue (息杖, breath sticks) to regulate their breathing while walking. They are wearing straw sandals.

A paper umbrella is placed on the roof. This was the common place to put luggage of the passengers.

Original caption: 49. Kago (Travelling Chair)

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