(=woman from Ohara village) lives in Yase village and Ohara village at
the foot of Mt. Hiei located in the north of Kyoto, and comes out to a
town to sell charcoal or firewood. Her hair is tied up into a knot. She
wears a black "kosode" kimono and a white underwear, a red and
white thin obi belt, a pair of white "tekko" protectors, a
pair of "habaki" leg protectors and "waraji" straw
sandals. Moreover, she carries firewood on the head which is covered a
white "tenugui" towel. "Song Writing No.71,"
published in the Muromachi era, describes Ohara-me as a
firewood-peddler. The reproduction of the figure in the photo depended
on it. The present Ohara-me wears an apron in front, which has 2 and a
half width. It has been completely changed with the original style of
the Muromachi era.