wistful & nostalgic
The wet kimono was "stuck" to the board, and the water smoothed down by hand from top to bottom. The shape was carefully preserved, preventing any odd "stretching" in any one direction, and it was dried in place -- or at least until dry enough to be removed and carefully hung in another place that would hasten drying on both sides, and prevent stretching.
KIMONO DAYS -- Japanese Women and Their Everyday Tools
Once upon a time... VW microbusses and microtrucks waiting for new homes.
Charleston on a skyscraper, 1926
Bowing at the Gate, Turn of the Century, Japan