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

    This has gone a bit of topic…

  • Kjeld Duits

    Travelfolio.co.uk is really nice as well. The blue links for RSS at the bottom are …

  • Peter

    travelfolio.co.uk , is one of the more complete sites along with Japanesey. I’d still like …

  • Kjeld Duits

    Love to see the sites. Do you already know when you’ll be moving?

  • Peter

    ‘It keeps me off the street.’ Its good to hear! I’ve started building similiar sites, …

1890s • Woman in Kimono

Woman in Kimono

A woman in kimono with traditional Japanese hairstyle poses in a studio.

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Medium: Albumen Print
Image Number 80129-0045

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Posted by • 2008-04-15
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interesting website, bookmarked for later!

# Peter · 2008-04-16

Thanks, Peter. I just visited your shop. Really interesting, too!

# Kjeld Duits · 2008-04-16

thanks Kjeld, are you based in Japan? I think i caught something about kirai.net about somebody he knew doing something similiar to this.

# Peter · 2008-04-17

That could be me. There are probably not too many other people doing this, if any. I am actually based between Osaka and Kobe, but travel all over Japan.

# Kjeld Duits · 2008-04-17

I just noticed your partner sites, you have some very solid sites. I look forward to reading more from you.

# Peter · 2008-04-17

Thanks for the nice words, Peter. The past two years or so I have been in the process of either redoing my sites or starting up new ones. Old Photos of Japan started last month. Japan Photo Stock started recently, too, but used to be part of iKjeld.com. JAPANESE STREETS got a complete make-over that was completed last August. Postcards of Japan is new, and way behind schedule to launch. I am now working on the make-overs for iKjeld.com and Japan Links, and also have at least two more sites waiting in the wings. It keeps me off the street. ;-)

# Kjeld Duits · 2008-04-17

‘It keeps me off the street.’ Its good to hear! I’ve started building similiar sites, Japan related, ready for a future move back to Japan. So I’m glad to see that other people are having success with it.

# Peter · 2008-04-18

Love to see the sites. Do you already know when you’ll be moving?

# Kjeld Duits · 2008-04-18

travelfolio.co.uk , is one of the more complete sites along with Japanesey. I’d still like to improve the design of travelfolio, but I’m quite happy with the overall layout.

# Peter · 2008-04-19

Travelfolio.co.uk is really nice as well. The blue links for RSS at the bottom are virtually impossible for me to read, so you may want to consider a different color.

# Kjeld Duits · 2008-04-19

This has gone a bit of topic…

# Kjeld Duits · 2008-04-19








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