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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Tokyo 1890s • Yoshiwara Brothel

Brothel in Yoshiwara, Tokyo

Women sit in the window of a Meiji period brothel in Yoshiwara, Tokyo’s well-known red light district. For more in formation about Yoshiwara, read Tokyo 1900s • Yoshiwara Omon. For other photos of prostitution in old Japan, see Prostitution.

The Google map shows where the entrance of Yoshiwara used to be located.

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Medium: Albumen Print
Image Number 70208-0016

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Posted by • 2008-09-14
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