Edo Tokyo Hakubutsukan - Mock-up depicting how mothers gave birth in the Edo era. During the nights preceding the labor, the woman had to stand constantly seated (per popular belief it was the right thing to do). Also, She had to gave birth seated. Still per popular belief, the newborn had to be looked at frontwards (it was a bad omen to look at his back). Needless to say this had some troublesome consequences for the young mothers.