Laborer wearing mino,a straw raincoat
COLLIE IN STRAW RAIN-COAT
[ID] 813
[Photographer] unknown
[Album]
[Place] unknown
[Date] unknown
[Color] mono
[Size] 93x130
[Cabinet] 17-53-0
[Keyword] dry field farming/man

Carried on page 247 of the February 24, 1873 edition of "The Far East." The explanation says that the mino is important in Japan for both decorative and practical reasons. Farmers, fishermen and government officials wear them, and the price for one is one "mon ", or approximately 1 British shilling. The waraji (sandals) cost one and a half pennies a pair.