Are you interested in the mystique, magic and enigma of old Japan? I certainly am. I love things that represent old Japan: art, furniture, culture, bonsai and photography.
The photography of old Japan is usually the part that leaves me quite unsatisfied as, since Japan was such a poor country, and generally closed to the west for centuries, there aren't that many quality old photos representing Japan from the 1800's... Or so I thought!
Today, I'd like to introduce you to a wonderful web site that I stumbled upon yesterday called Old Photos of Japan. It is a fantastic cornucopia of photos from a bygone era that will keep you enthralled with the quality of the work and the artistic intention.
From the homepage:
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.
Old Photos of Japan includes work by some of the better known western photographers of the era like Adolfo Farsari and many many more that were completely new to me like Julian Cochrane's very early work from the turn of the century.
Old Photos of Japan is a wonderful online vacation and time trip back to a day long gone past. Please, when you have time, go click on the site and adventure. It might make us all long for a time when life wasn't so rush rush and in a hurry. Old Photos of Japan is a wonderful web site that is like a dream vacation online.
Old Photos of Japan web page.
Also, if you wish to see much more from Adolfo Farsari, please click here.
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