September162012
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Performer in Bugaku-style Costume ca. 1880s
This photograph of a woman in a bugaku-style costume was probably produced for the tourist trade. Bugaku, a traditional form of Japanese court theater that dates back to the first millenium, was performed only by men. The photographer’s use of a female model suggests that he was concerned more with effect than with authenticity. 
Met Museum

collective-history:

Performer in Bugaku-style Costume ca. 1880s

This photograph of a woman in a bugaku-style costume was probably produced for the tourist trade. Bugaku, a traditional form of Japanese court theater that dates back to the first millenium, was performed only by men. The photographer’s use of a female model suggests that he was concerned more with effect than with authenticity. 

Met Museum

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