Nishi Kichijūrō

 
Nishi Kichijūrō
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Portrait of a thirty-seven-year-old Japanese man named Nishi Kichijūrō, a samurai and officer on the 1864 Ikeda mission to France, employed as an interpreter of Dutch. He is pictured standing, wearing traditional dress of kimono with mon (family emblem), and is carrying long and short swords (katana and wakizashi).

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
1951.11.63.111
Country
 
France
Region
 
Paris
Cultural Group
 
Japanese
Photographer
 
Jacques-Philippe Potteau
Date
 
April - June 1864

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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