[Kaji Shozoku] (Suit worn at scene of fire) Wave and carp design on scarlet plain-weave woolen ground (with paired Japanese ginger crests)

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[Kaji Shozoku] (Suit worn at scene of fire) Wave and carp design on scarlet plain-weave woolen ground (with paired Japanese ginger crests)

Textiles / Edo

Edo period, 19th century

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Women of the samurai class who lived in Edo (now Tokyo) had protective garments for use in the event of a fire, which was a common occurrence in the crowded city."

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