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97 - Ohara-me or peasant woman of Ohara village selling firewood in Kyoto
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1 kosode
2 hoso-obi
3 shitagi
4 tekoh
5 habaki (kyahan)
6 tenugui
7 shiba (kuroki)
8 wara-no-wa
9 waraji
10 tabane-gami hair
Ohara-me (=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.