Japan in 1908 – Vintage photographs of everyday life during the Meiji era

A series of vintage photographs taken in Japan in 1908, which invites you to discover the daily life during the Meiji period. These beautiful black and white images were captured by German photographer Arnold Genthe (1869-1942), internationally recognized for his documentation work. The Library of Congress has acquired approximately 20,000 photographs from his studio, unclaimed after his death. You can discover all these photographs on the Arnold Genthe Collection website, and I also propose you to continue this journey in the Japan of the past with the photos of the last samurai of Japan and pictures of Japan in 1886, or even more amazing, some Geisha in swimsuit during the Meiji era.

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Images © Arnold Genthe - Library of Congress / source

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