OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN, a photo blog of Japan in the Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods

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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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1920s • Ainu Mother & Child


Ainu mothers carried their young children in a loose garment, or net, on their back. The garment or net was supported by a band round the mother’s head. Ainu men carried children by holding them in their arms. This is quite different from the Japanese way of carrying children. For a sample of this, see 1910s • Children Carrying Children. For an interesting passage about the bond between Ainu mothers and children, read 1900s • Ainu Family.

Photographer: S. Kinoshita
Publisher: Utsunomiya
Medium: Postcard
Image Number 80201-0055

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Posted by • 2009-02-10
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i know who is the author

# Cristina DG · 2012-09-18

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