Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Old Japan

I love older Japanese culture and this site has some beautiful photos from different time periods in Japan's history. The website has lots of beautiful photos and a ton of information. Here are a couple of examples:

A beautiful romantic view on Amidabashi (Amida Bridge) over Nagasaki’s Zeniyagawa (Zeniya River, nowadays called Nakashimagawa), photographed between 1883 and 1897. In front of Amidabashi is a well. Buckets are seen, but no people. Possibly because of the long exposure time used by the photographer. The bridge in the back is Koraibashi. Rocks and boulders strewn all over the river bed create an image of wild untamed nature, right in the middle of the city of Nagasaki.

View on the San-mon main gate and a stone bridge at Chionin buddhist temple in the Higashiyama district in Kyoto, Japan.

A young woman in kimono and traditional Japanese hairstyle looks at a white rose she holds. This postcard was published sometime between 1907 and 1918. During the early 20th century, picture postcards of bijin (beautiful women) were extremely popular in Japan.


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