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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1890s • Fruit Store

Japanese Fruit Store

Two men and several children in a fruit store. Although this store seems extremely well-stocked, fruit was not as big a part of the Japanese diet as it is today. Commonly eaten were mikan, melon, kaki (persimmon), biwa (loquat), nashi (pear), plum, apricot, peach and apple. In spite of the countless cherry trees, cherries were rare. As were strawberries and most other berries.

For more information about Japanese food habits of the Meiji Period, read 1890s • Vegetable Store and 1890s • Fish Shop.

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Medium: Albumen Print
Image Number 80115-0013

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Posted by • 2008-05-02
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