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Tokyo 1880s
Ginza Streetcar

A wonderfully relaxed Ginza, full of empty space, with magnificent willow trees, a simple sandy road and a horse-drawn street car. It can hardly be any more different from the Ginza that we know today.

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Tokyo 1880s
Shintomiza Theater

People gathering in front of Tokyo’s legendary Shintomiza Theater (新富座), near Ginza and the Tsukiji Foreign Settlement.

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1930s
Modern Woman

A confident young Japanese woman in modern dress and hairdo during the early Showa Period (1926-1989).

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Hakone 1890s
Three Women in Bath

Two Japanese women are squatting next to a bath, while a third sits in the water.

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1870s
Women Dressing

A woman sitting on her knees is helping another woman, who is holding a sash, to put on a kimono.

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Osaka 1920s
Shinsaibashi Bridge

The Shinsaibashi Bridge in Osaka’s Minami district sometime during the 1920s. The Bridge was named after one of the four merchants that dug the canal.