I've always had one dream since living in America. My dream is to open a museum that shows Japanese art. So I started a section called the museum, showcasing my life and my culture.
This Japanese wood block was published around 1825 in the late Edo period. It was made by Kunisada Utagawa.
My Grandmother was not a professional hair-dresser, but she did it as a side job around 60 yrs. ago. She used almost the same kind of tools.
When my mother passed away, I took these combs as a memorial to her. I never remember her wearing them, so I think she must have worn them at a young age. Today, Young girls change their hair styles, so these combs wouldn't be used in this modern age.
These are all hair decorations. They are named as followed: A. Kanzashi B. Kogai C. Kushi