OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN, a photo blog of Japan in the Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods

Old Photos of Japan
shows photos of Japan between the 1860s and 1930s. In 1854, Japan opened its doors to the outside world for the first time in more than 200 years. It set in motion a truly astounding transformation. As fate would have it, photography had just been invented. As the old country vanished and a new one was born, daring photographers took photos. Discover what life was like with their rare and precious photographs of old Japan.

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  • Kathy Morris (Bronze Ware Craftsmen)

    Hi. I have aquired 2 vases with the nogawa mark on bottom and a signature …

  • Noel (Woman Writing Letter)

    This woman was a geisha in the Shinbashi hanamachi in Tokyo and her name was …

  • eiffian motus (Kotohira-gu Shrine)

    you cant simply just make this a single page?

  • Victoria Oyama (Basket Craftsman)

    I think that winnowing basket is ‘mi’ in Japanese, not ‘ki’.

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