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A MAN, A WOMAN, and A HORSE -- With Sandals and Booties for ALL in Old Japan | by Okinawa Soba (Rob)
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A MAN, A WOMAN, and A HORSE -- With Sandals and Booties for ALL in Old Japan

Ha ! Check out those special Japanese "Horse Sandals" with straps on the front hooves. I'm sure the horse was impressed with his latest fashion footwear. I guess the nearest blacksmith was somewhere on the other side of Mt. Fuji.

 

This is one of T. ENAMI's earliest Meiji-era images. The original was actually a large format albumen view photographed ca.1892-95. For this hand-tinted lantern slide, he simply square-cropped the image, and made a reduction negative for contact printing onto the glass.

  

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For more on the photographer T. ENAMI see : www.t-enami.org/

 

For the MOTHER LODE of T. Enami photographs here on the Web --- all CC rated for your creative use --- see this Flickr collection : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/collections/7215761388...

  

RANDOM SOBA : www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/random/

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Uploaded on July 13, 2008