SEATED MAN, STUDIO OF THE SHIROKIYA DEPARTMENT STORE (NIHONBASHI, TOKYO), C.1910. PHOTO © PAUL COSTIGAN – TAASA Review September 2022
to have a personal image outside of family and nurturing roles encouraged a new sense of self as much as expressing social change.
Men also are seen in studio portraits in a gamut of roles from the affectionate parent with children in the latest western fashion, to friends sharing studies or activities together.
Or as dandies of the 1920s and 30s looking like matinee idols...