Lookers-On by Mortimer Menpes. 1901. Watercolor. Source: Japan: A Record in Colour, facing p. 200. As so often, it is not what is happening here that interests Menpes — not the spectacle itself or the reason for the gathering — but the crowd of people, their attention, the lull in their usual activities, the moment of statis. — 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. 8 July 2019.

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