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70314-0009 - Blind Female Minstrel


Studio Taisho 1910s Unknown
Young blind Japanese woman in kimono and traditional headwear, singing and playing the shamisen, a three-stringed musical instrument played with a a bachi (plectrum). Women like her, known as goze (瞽女), would travel like minstrels and earn a living with their music.
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