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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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1900s • Ainu Chief

Ainu

An Ainu chief in traditional clothing. For more information about Ainu, click on Ainu under Themes.

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Medium: Postcard
Image Number 80201-0047

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Posted by • 2009-02-13
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