A black-and-white photograph showing an enclosed palanquin (a type of sedan chair or sōkaren 葱華輦) used for Emperor Meiji in the first year of the Meiji period. An exhibit of the Kyoto Imperial (State) Museum is set up in a garden next to a pine tree for photographing. On the right-hand side is an Imperial Museum stamp with the date July 2, 1923 (12th year of the Taishō period), when Alma Karlin probably visited Kyoto herself.
Manufacturing technique: black-and-white print
Inscription: 京都帝室博物館陳列葱華輦 （明治初年御使用のもの) Kyōto teishitsu hakubutsukann chinretsu sōkaren: Meiji shonen go-shiyō no mono (sōkaren, Kyoto Imperial Museum exhibit: used in year 1 of the Meiji periodi)
No. of parts: 1
Current owner: Celje Regional Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1957–1960
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Alma M. Karlin (from year 1950)| Thea Schreiber Gammelin (from year 1950 to year 1957)| Celje Regional Museum (from year 1957)
Object condition, handling and damage: well preserved
Press releases: Shigemori Bučar, Chikako. “Alma M. Karlin’s Visits to Temples and Shrines in Japan". Poligrafi 93/94, volume 24 (2019).
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