Men and women sit around a tray with bowls and cups placed on top. On the right, a woman plays a shamisen, and other a koto. Men standing in the background are clapping, while one holds an open fan. A geisha sits in the center of the group.


  • Title: A Social Meal
  • Creator: Felice Beato
  • Date Created: 1868
  • Location Created: Yokohama, Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: 20.3 × 22.5 cm (8 × 8 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Hand-colored albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 2007.26.185
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography
  • Creator Display Name: Felice Beato (English, born Italy, 1832 - 1909)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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