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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1930 • Washing Clothes

Women Washing Clothes in Small Tubs at Public Washing Place in Kamakura, Japan (1930).

Women in traditional clothing are washing clothes in small tubs at public washing place in Kamakura. Before the general introduction of the electric washing machine, washing clothes took many hours and was extremely hard and tiring work.

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 80122-0008

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Duits, K. (2008, October 28). 1930 • Washing Clothes, Old Photos of Japan. Retrieved on 2021, Apr 16 from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/449/washing-clothes

Posted by • 2008-10-28
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