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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1912 • Baby Girl in Kimono

Young girl

Photo of a 1 year old baby girl in ceremonial kimono. During the early 20th century it was a very popular custom in Japan to take photographs of babies around their first birthday.

The writing on the photo mentions her name as Kashiko Matsumoto, born Sep 1911 (Meiji 44). The photo was taken on Sep 17, 1912 (Taisho1).

The Meiji Period ended on July 30 1912, so this photo just made it into the Taisho Period (by about 6 weeks).

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Medium: Silver Gelatin Print
Image Number 70201-0008

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Posted by • 2008-03-19
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