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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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Ainu: Spirit of a Northern People • William W. Fitzhugh et al
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Japan’s indigenous people, the Ainu, inhabited Hokkaido, the Kurile Islands, southern Sakhalin Island, and a portion of northern Honshu. They had a unique culture and language, completely separate from that of the Japanese. By the middle of the 19th century, the destruction of this ancient culture was set in motion by Japan’s national government.


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Miyajima 1930 • Fishing Boats

Japan. Miyajima. Fishing Boats (1930).

Fishing Boats off the coast of Miyajima. For information about Japan’s fish industry during the 20th century, read 1890s • Fish Shop.

This glass slide is one of a series of slides of Japan that was used by the New York State Education Department to teach students about Japan.

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: New York State Education Department
Medium: Glass Slide
Image Number 80121-0020

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Duits, K. (2008, October 24). Miyajima 1930 • Fishing Boats, Old Photos of Japan. Retrieved on 2021, Apr 16 from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/445/fishing-boats

Posted by • 2008-10-24
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