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Appearing as If Having Been on a Stroll, Behavior of a Lady of the Meiji Period, from the series Thirty-two Aspects of Behaviors (Fūzoku sanjūnisō)

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Gallery 103

This upper-class woman from the Meiji period (1868–1912) is hitting the streets in the most cutting-edge fashions of her day: Western-style clothes, reflecting Japan’s increased engagement then with Europe and North America. This print is part of a series Yoshitoshi designed of women across Japanese history and social classes.