|A Japanese Cavalry Officer from the time of the Boxer Rebellion of 1900 or Russo-Japanese War
of 1905. He is seated on a fake horse that no doubt made the photographers job easier not to mention helping to
keep the studio floor clean. The purple tint to portions of the image are a defect to the original photograph.
Virtually all Japanese photographs from the era have mounts that bear bi-lingual photographers embossing - almost
always Japanese/English. This is evidence of that country's adoption of things western during its drive towards
modernization during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
Y. Tsukamoto - Photographer
Fujimicho, Ichome, Japan