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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Art And Artifice: Japanese Photographs Of The Meiji Era • Sebastian Dobson, Anne Nishimura Morse, Frederic Sharf
Art And Artifice

A brief introduction to Meiji-era photographs and to the world in which they flourished. Three essays and dozens of images explore the social function of these photos, their remarkable artistry, and the personal stories of those who collected and preserved these images.


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Kyoto 1934 • Kyogoku Theater Street

Japan. Kyoto. Kyogoku Theater Street (May 1934).

Kyoto. Kyogoku Theater Street (May 1934).

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: New York State Education Department
Medium: Glass Slide
Image Number 80121-0010

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Duits, K. (2008, October 17). Kyoto 1934 • Kyogoku Theater Street, Old Photos of Japan. Retrieved on 2020, Jul 14 from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/439/kyogoku-theater-street

Posted by • 2008-10-17
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