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A Tourist's Album of Japan

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Katherine Wolcott and her uncle, Robert Hull Fleming, compiled this photo album on their visit to Japan in 1909. Part of a larger Asian trip, the two stopped in Japan and collected photos, postcards, bookmarks, and other materials. Fleming was a graduate of the University of Vermont, and in 1929 Katherine Wolcott helped to fund the construction of the Robert Hull Fleming Museum in memory of her late uncle. This album, a memento from their trip, was part of Wolcott’s own collection.

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Time Period Covered: 1909 

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Published:  February 01, 2011,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

Rights:  Requests to reproduce this item should be sent to the UVM Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives at cdi@uvm.edu. For more information, see http://cdi.uvm.edu/about/rights.


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Title:   A lantern maker and his family plying their trade

Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

Date:  1909

Resource type:   photographs

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    Title:   A man and five women dining

    Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

    Date:  1909

    Resource type:   photographs

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    The gathered group of people appear to be eating either Udon or Soba noodles. The gender ratio is somewhat perplexing, but can most likely be attributed to the artificial nature of the picture.

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      Title:   A man carrying his goods to a shop

      Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

      Date:  1909

      Resource type:   photographs

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      The man has a large variety of goods strapped to his cart. There are hand woven baskets as well as wooden containers and ladles.

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        Title:   A man paying homage to two Buddhist statues

        Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

        Date:  1909

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          Title:   A public park

          Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

          Date:  1909

          Resource type:   photographs

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          What appears to be the entrance to a public park. If you look closely, you can detect the mixing of cultures. Some men wear the traditional robe, but also don a western hat.

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            Title:   A rural Samurai

            Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

            Date:  1909

            Resource type:   photographs

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            The Samurai in this picture is wearing a straw raincoat in addition to his swords and clothing.

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              Title:   An elderly man getting his hair styled

              Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

              Date:  1909

              Resource type:   photographs

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              It looks as if the man is getting his hair pulled back into the traditional Samurai hairstyle of the top knot (Chonmage).

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                Title:   Cherry blossom festival in full swing

                Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                Date:  1909

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                  Title:   Doctor attending to a sick woman

                  Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                  Date:  1909

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                    Title:   Employees outside a tea house

                    Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                    Date:  1909

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                      Title:   Fan crafter with a customer

                      Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                      Date:  1909

                      Resource type:   photographs

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                      There are two main types of fans in this man's shop. The folding fan - known as the "Sensu," and the hand fan - known as the "Uchiwa."

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                        Title:   Farmers collecting their harvest

                        Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                        Date:  1909

                        Resource type:   photographs

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                        It appears the people in this picture are all part of the same family. In the picture you can see three generations of the family working together on the harvest.

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                          Title:   Farmers planting their crop

                          Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                          Date:  1909

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                            Title:   Four women picking plants

                            Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                            Date:  1909

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                            It looks like the women are picking tea leaves. Less labor intensive then traditional rice farming, but still a difficult job.

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                              Title:   Four women preparing a meal

                              Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                              Date:  1909

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                              The four women are engaged in various tasks. The woman on the farthest left is grinding something within her bowl, while the woman to her right is dicing a radish. The two women on the right are tending a fire.

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                                Title:   Group of farmers tending to their crops

                                Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                Date:  1909

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                                  Title:   Group of men with Shamisen and sake

                                  Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                  Date:  1909

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                                  The second man from the left is playing a Shamisen, while the second man from the right is drinking sake. The two others are posing for the music.

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                                    Title:   Groups of people eating lakeside

                                    Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                    Date:  1909

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                                    A group of women are eating together by a lake. A group of men are in the background, and appear to be eating as well.

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                                      Title:   Men carrying a passenger in a Palanquin to a hotel

                                      Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                      Date:  1909

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                                        Title:   People lined up to view a parade or procession

                                        Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                        Date:  1909

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                                          Title:   Rural farmer

                                          Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                          Date:  1909

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                                          The man in this picture is wearing a straw raincoat, as well as the other traditional attire of a rural farmer. In his left hand, he holds a plant and what looks like a hoe. The other hand is carrying a container.

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                                            Title:   Rural worker carrying his tools

                                            Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                            Date:  1909

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                                              Title:   Rural worker with reed garment

                                              Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                              Date:  1909

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                                                Title:   Samurai bowing before their lord

                                                Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                                Date:  1909

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                                                The important figure is stepping into a palanquin, about to be carried to his destination by his bodyguards.

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                                                  Title:   Sandal shop owner with a customer

                                                  Creator:  Wolcott, Katherine

                                                  Date:  1909

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                                                  The Japanese Sandal is known as a "Geta" and was the most common piece of footwear throughout most of Japan's history. Geta can have varying amount of pegs, or none at all. When they don't have pegs, they are sometimes known as "Zori."

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