Image Nature: Photograph
Image Author: S. Yamamoto (Possible)
Creation: 1898-1906 (Assumed)
Creation Place: (Probable)
Topic: Manchus smoking opium and water pipe
Action: A man reclines on a couch with his legs on a stool, smoking an opium pipe. Next to him is a tray with opium paraphernalia and tea cups. A woman holds a water pipe. Both wear Manchu dress. Hanging scrolls and a sculpted door complete the studio decor.
Image Particulars: Opium smoking was one of the recurrent themes of China as the West saw it.