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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Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914: Engineering Triumphs That Transformed Meiji-era Japan • Dan Free

Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914 is a cultural and engineering history of railway building in Japan during the Meiji era. The 19th century was the first age of sustained, comprehensive contact between Asia and the West. This book describes the history of Japanese social adaptation to railway development, with many details never-before-published in English.


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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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Posted by • 2008-10-17
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