About This Image

We know the identity of this modest woman, who hides her hands from the camera’s view, from an inscription on the case (directly under the glass plate) that gives her name and age: “Murai Chiju, age 34 and 8 months.”

A red studio stamp on the inside of the case lid reads: “Dai Nihon, omi no kuni, Otsu Ishikawa-cho, Shashin-shi Fujisugi Masaaki.” Translation: “Japan (“Dai” is an honorific term for Japan), in the area of Otsu (Shiga Prefecture), Ishikawa town; photographer Fujisugi Masaaki.”

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Portrait of Murai Chiju
Portrait of Murai Chiju
Fujisugi Masaaki Studio Portrait of Murai Chiju

Price $1,800

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Portrait of Murai Chiju
Main Image

Ref.# 9148

Medium Ambrotype, 1/4 plate in Original Kiri-wood case

Photo Date November 10,1888  Print Date 1888

Dimensions 4 x 3 in. (102 x 76 mm)

Photo Country Japan

Photographer Country Japan


Charles Schwartz

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Phone 1-212-534-4496

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