A pipe shop1
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[ID] 595( ID:595 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Album]
[Place] unknown
[Date] Middle Meiji
[Color] color
[Size] 136x93
[Cabinet] 13-15-0
[Keyword] store
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The kiseru is a Japanese-style tobacco pipe, but the etymology goes back to the word "khsier" which means tube in Cambodian. It has three parts, the bowl where the tobacco is placed, the tube for smoke, and the mouth piece. The shop in the photo has all sorts of smoking tools including kiseru. In the Taisho period, the demand for paper wrapped tobacco increased, and the kiseru has become almost extinct.