The woman sitting on a sofa in the former residence of Marquis Maeda with her legs together had the appearance of a closeted maiden

Woman sitting on a sofa at the former residence of Marquis Maeda
Woman sitting on a sofa at the former residence of Marquis Maeda
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Each of the rooms in the Western-style house of the former Marquis Maeda's residence, which remains in Komaba Park, has been restored to the way it looked when the Marquis lived there. Some of the rooms were the couple's bedrooms, some were the Marquis's study, and some were the rooms of his eldest, second, and third daughters. Looking at the floor plan from this perspective, I suddenly realized that the Marquis must have had sons. Although the marquis must have had sons, there were no rooms for them, except for the third son's room. The squire's room and maid's room were there, but there were no rooms for the eldest and second sons. Likely, they were already grown up when this mansion was built and had left the house on their own.

When I went up to the second floor where the family room was located and looked to the right, I saw draperies. Although, indeed, the Marquis and his family lived here, the house was confiscated by the U.S. military after the war, so it has been a long time since the family lived here. I looked at the room that used to be the eldest daughter's living room and found a woman sitting on the sofa. Behind the drapery, the woman sitting with her legs neatly aligned looked like the closeted maiden.

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PHOTO DATA

No

12317

Shooting Date

May 2022

Posted On

July 5, 2022

Place

Komaba, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS LOXIA 2/35

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