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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  • Kjeld Duits

    Mari, There is more than one Ashiya in Japan, but I assume you mean Ashiya in …

  • Mari

    Hi, I was wondering if there is a site where I can view photos of …

1930s • Two Sisters

Two Young Girls

Two sisters. Hand tinted Showa period photograph of the late 1930s from the Hanaya Kanbei Studio in Ashiya, Hyogo Prefecture. These two cute girls are actually this famed photographer’s daughters.

Photographer: Hanaya Kanbei
Publisher: Hanaya Kanbei
Medium: Silver Gelatin Print
Image Number 70124-0001

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Hi, I was wondering if there is a site where I can view photos of Ashiya City, Japan, from 1946 to 1955? Thank you.

# Mari · 2012-09-20

Mari,

There is more than one Ashiya in Japan, but I assume you mean Ashiya in Hyogo Prefecture. I have been unable to find any site focusing on old photos of Ashiya. A Google image search did dig up a few photos, but on disparate sites.

# Kjeld Duits · 2012-09-20








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