http://www.oldphotosjapan.com (Kjeld Duits Collection, Netherlands) Description: This Website provides a multilingual photo blog of old photographs of Japan and postcards of Japan between 1860 and the 1930's. These images display an abundance of information about the urban settings and customs of Japan. This is further augmented by well-researched articles accompanying the images. Many of the articles contain maps and additional illustrations, making them a very useful resource on modern Japan, especially the Meiji, Taisho and early Showa periods. The photographs can be searched by keyword, period, theme, location, photographer and medium. Unfortunately it is a licensing and sale operation and not an open-access resource. Citation: The website 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.
Subject: Japanese History, Meiji Period, Taisho and Early Showa Period, Postwar Japan Region: Japan JP Language: Dutch; Flemish, English
Ressource type: Still image