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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Hakone 1932 • Hakone Lake

Japan. Hakone Lake, Surrounded by Volcanic Mountains (1932)

Hakone Lake, also known as Lake Ashi (芦ノ湖, Ashinoko), is located in the Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture. It is surrounded by volcanic mountains and offers beautiful views of Mt. Fuji.

This glass slide is one of a series of slides of Japan that was used by the New York State Education Department to teach students about Japan.

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: New York State Education Department
Medium: Glass Slide
Image Number: 80121-0005
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Posted by • 2008-10-16
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