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Nagasaki University Library [Mansvelt Collection]

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A woman wearing a hood of nobility (9)

Catalog No. : 2371
Photographer : unknown
Album : Small Album(Cabinet:50)
Area : Unknown
Date : unknown
Age division:
Color : handcolored
Size : 135x91
Cabinet : 50-36-0

Enlarged view of the photo

The "okoso-zukin" (combination hood and veil) was a winter costume for women. Covering the entire head and part of the face, it is a square cloth with a string that is tied under the chin. Women sometimes used the "okoso-zukin" to cover their mouth. Women wrapped it in both a clockwise and counter clockwise direction.

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