yasunao: 【タイムスリップ】幕末から明治へ「1800年代末の日本」の臨場感あふれる写真たち:DDN JAPAN “Tea gathering” from 1800年代末の日本 (of the late 1800s Japan) 日本の原風景 (Original landscape of Japan) series - Hand-colored albumen print - Japan - circa 1880s
Rural Houses in Miyagino, Hakone, Kanagawa, 1900s
Girl’s Day display. Late 19th century, Japan. Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Japanese Photographer, (19th century) - Japanese women weaving, c.1890 (hand-coloured photo)
1910's. What a wonderful and relaxed scene. Three women and two small kids, all wearing traditional clothing, having a welcome tea break at the engawa of a thatched house. The women’s clothing does not seem to be the working wear for these farm women. Perhaps this was a small social gathering of neighbourhood women for tea rather than a break during a day of hard work. Nonetheless, the pile of fire wood seems to imply that these moments of rest were rare.