Women washing and stretching cloth(4)
[ID] 565  ( ID:565 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Place] unknown
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 90x135
[Cabinet] 12-35-0
[Keyword] woman/housekeeping
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A kimono was not washed in one piece, but the threads were pulled out and the kimono made into plain material to wash. After washing, the material was starched and dried by pasting it on a board, a process called "araihari ". The pail probably contains starch. The material to be starched is placed inside. Starch was made of liquid from stewed seaweed, and the drying board was a single cedar board, both sides of which could be used.