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Kotato Gado, Take Gari, c.1917

Four women are depicted in a forest, dressed in kimonos, with Japanese hair and hairpins. The woman on the far left is holding a kiseru (a Japanese smoking pipe). The woman next to her is holding a chestnut. The woman crouched on the right seems to have found a mushroom. The autumn leaves on the trees and the scarlet red on the hem of the women’s kimonos add an Eastern European flair to the scene. This Western-style painting is based on a Japanese motif.