Okinawa Fūzoku No Zu (Drawings of Okinawa Manners and Customs) 沖縄風俗之図)
Color illustrations on washi. Accordion book with wood board covers. 35.2 cm x 21.5 cm. Sakamaki/Hawley Collection. Shōzan was born in Shuri (present Naha of Okinawa area) and began serving as a painter for the Shuri Kingdom in 1865. He was famous for painting Shuri Castle. In this book, the first four drawings express male and female hairstyles. In the past, a back part of small children's hair used to be shaved off. The painter also recorded a tattoo custom in Okinawa. Okinawa manners and customs such as market scenes, wedding, and funeral were vividly drawn.
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Asia - Japan Collection, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library