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April 02, 2007

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Sharon

That was great!!! Me things it's kind of a Japanese version of To the Manor Born. As the great melting pot, I'm not sure we ever had that, but sometimes I'm sorry because we're a little short on tradition, unless you count the spending frenzy at Christmas.

maryse

thanks for the education!

margene

Fascinating info...thanks for sharing it.

Juno

Knowledge is wonderful. How much more can you see of that girl's life, knowing what Alfred has taught us?

This is what I was always looking for in history class and rarely finding, these details that breathe life into the past.

Janel

Oh, thanks for the update! So interesting. Now I'm off to look up yuzen zome as I think I need to learn how to do that!

Manise

Excellent and fascinating post!

Cassie

Many thanks to Alfred for the updated version of the post. Excellent info and history - it adds so much more to the story.

cyndy

Wow Marcy, I always learn something when I visit! Now I know all about
*Yûzen-zome!
(...if I could just pronounce it...)

Janet

It looks like you updated at the same time I left my comment. Sorry! :-)

Janet

It's likely she's a Geisha or a bride and she's dressed for cold winter weather.

Love the photo!

Cassie

Oh, very cool (is that a sock?). I just want to know what the thing around her neck is.

Laurie

Inconsistent, for sure. Hard to wrap my brain around.

Melissa

I am happy that I have rediscovered your site!

Sylvia

Definitely one of your most interesting finds, Marcy. I'll see if Alfred can shed some light?

Maia

Yes, it is a surprisingly informal pose for the time.

BTW, I always dress just like that when I knit.

LaurieM

I'm trying to figure this situation out. She looks like she is dressed for a formal portrait. But then why bring her knitting? Was it one of those things that showed wealth, talent, or social status?

It looks like she's making a plain sock. Was she just snapped in this pose while waiting for the formal portrait?

I'm such a nosy-posy, I want to know the story behind the picture.

angelarae

Me too, I'm not nearly fancy as that!

ang

Carole

Wow. I'm going to have to start dressing up to knit.

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