The End of the Day and the End of the Festival

The End of the Day and the End of the Festival by Mortimer Menpes. 1901. Watercolor. Source: Japan: A Record in Colour, facing p. 60. Menpes captures the flat feeling at the end of an event, when participants straggle home in a desultory fashion. Yet these are family groups, and the closeness and little courtesies of family life in Japan seem to have touched Menpes immensely. — Jacqueline Banerjee

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Menpes, Dorothy. Japan: A Record in Colour. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1901. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of California Libraries. Web. 23 June 2019.

Created 24 June 2019