"This old Mamason was none too happy to be cornered for a picture, but after I took it I bowed and thanked her in Japanese and she gave me a big toothless smile. If you look closely you can see the tattoos on her hands and wrists that are placed on there at marriage. This was outlawed in 1879 by the Japanese, but there are still lots of them to be seen. The material in her dress is of local origins."
Charles Eugene Gail, “"This old Mamason",” The Gail Project, accessed May 27, 2019, https://gailproject.ucsc.edu/items/show/139.