Anonymous Family Portrait Including Woman with Blackened Teeth (the practice of Ohagura)

Price $750

Ref.# 10300

Medium Ambrotype in original kiri wood case

Photo Date c. 1870

Dimensions 4.25 x 3.25 in. (108 x 83 mm)

Photo Country Japan

Photographer Country Japan

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A family portrait in front of a painted fabric backdrop.

Everyone is traditionally clad in striking kimonos. The woman on the left smiles and reveals her purposefully blackened teeth. This practice, called "Ohagura," has been prevalent in Japan for centuries, and was often associated with a young woman's coming-of-age, or a married woman's status. It was considered both aesthetically pleasing and beneficial for oral health.

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Photo Detail | Anonymous - Family Portrait Including Woman with Blackened Teeth (the practice of Ohagura)
Photo Detail | Anonymous - Family Portrait Including Woman with Blackened Teeth (the practice of Ohagura)