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

    Amazing that you were able to pick out the green meisen haori! The place looks …

  • Jinpachi

    Asakusa!! I want that green Meisen Haori! but most of Meisen are too small for me :(

  • Tornadoes28

    Interesting to see the Senso-ji temple without the giant lantern.

Tokyo 1920s • Asakusa Nakamise

Asakusa Nakamise

The Nakamise souvenir shops at the Buddhist temple Senso-ji in Asakusa, Tokyo. In the back the huge Niomon (仁王門) entrance gate can be seen. The first shops were built on this location in 1885 (Meiji 18). They were destroyed during the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, but they were rebuilt in concrete in 1925. For detailed information about the Nakamise, read Tokyo 1934 • Asakusa Nakamise. Also see Tokyo 1910s • Asakusa Nakamise.

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: Seikaido
Medium: Postcard
Image Number: 61228-0002

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Posted by • 2008-10-31
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Interesting to see the Senso-ji temple without the giant lantern.

# Tornadoes28 · 2008-10-31

Asakusa!!

I want that green Meisen Haori!
but most of Meisen are too small for me :(

# Jinpachi · 2008-11-03

Amazing that you were able to pick out the green meisen haori! The place looks so much better with all those people in kimono, don’t you think?

# Kjeld Duits · 2008-11-03








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