Fortune Teller

My spouse's uncle Elstner Hilton took this photo in Japan between 1914 and 1918.


I do not know whether the man is a fortune teller, but the image suggests it. If anyone would like to offer a different interpretation, I would welcome it.


  • only1tanuki PRO 5y

    You are quite right, he is a Fortune Teller!

  • A.Davey 5y

    Thank you for the notes and for confirming my interpretation of this image!
  • FirehorseFilmsltd 3y


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  • A.Davey 9mo

    Raymen Davis Thank you!
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