Oh, Snap! (kutsuwamushi) wrote in little_details,
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ANON POST: British woman with a Japanese handmaid during the Victorian era?

First off, let me just say that yes, I suck with history.

Now, my question: Is it possible for a British woman, during the Victorian era, to have a Japanese handmaid?

Background: I'm writing a novella where the main character, a British woman, has a Japanese handmaid as a servant and companion during the Victorian era. I was told that this idea is laughable, but never why. I understand that I'm not very good with history, so I fully accept the possibility that I'm coming up with something really stupid here, but I'm just curious.

Just to clarify: I don't mean if there was ever a time when EVERY British household had Japanese servants, I was just wondering if it's possible and plausible that a British woman could have a Japanese servant, especially if she has stayed in Japan briefly?

Thanks for all the help!
Tags: 1800s (no decades given), japan: history, ~servants/slaves
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