seated woman in this print is posing for her photograph and
entirely new and wholly western intervention in the cultural
life of Japan. The very fact that she is seated in a western
style chair is new enough but the small vignette image at
the top clearly tells the story. Positioned on a table in
the background is a a stunning flowering Bonsai and a good
case could be made that this is a variety of Chrysanthemum,
not uncommon in Bonsai culture at this time.