Posted by: softypapa | October 3, 2007

Vintage Japanese Photo – Girl in Sailor Suit Uniform


The young girl in this photo is wearing the classic uniform of the Japanese schoolgirl. This type of uniform is called serafuku in Japanese which translates as ‘sailor suit’. Japan is one of the few countries in the world where the standard uniform of school age boy and girls are based on military uniforms (boys typically wear very austere uniforms derived from the 19th century Prussian military). This small, original old photograph is in fair condition with some scratches, stains, fading and discoloration. The photo appears to have been previously mounted in an album as there is some torn paper from the album stuck to the back of the photo as well as at the corners. The photo dates from the early to mid 20th century and was acquired in the historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji.

Size of photographic image*:
Height: 2.1 inches (5.5 centimeters)
Width: 3.0 inches (7.8 centimeters)
*excluding any mounting or border

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item code: R3S5B2A1-0003271
category code: furuishashin
ship code: L1650



  1. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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