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Old Photos of Japan - a daily photoblog featuring images of Japan between the 1860s and 1930s.
posted by Burhanistan (21 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is very nice, thanks Burhanistan!
posted by carter at 1:55 PM on April 9, 2008


Mindblowingly awesome. Thank you for feeding my Japan obsession!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 1:56 PM on April 9, 2008


Shorpy-san.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 2:08 PM on April 9, 2008


Really neat. Thanks.
posted by Miko at 2:09 PM on April 9, 2008


Great find, Burhanistan. Cheers!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:29 PM on April 9, 2008


Love it!
posted by absalom at 2:54 PM on April 9, 2008


Beautiful pictures. I do wish someone would come up with a format for photoblogs so that I could see more than 3 images at once, though.
posted by bonaldi at 2:57 PM on April 9, 2008


Very cool, thanks!
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 3:02 PM on April 9, 2008


Nice find, thanks.
posted by Elmore at 3:20 PM on April 9, 2008


These are great--especially the painstakingly tinted ones. And many are accompanied by little history lessons.
posted by LarryC at 3:26 PM on April 9, 2008


Or just Edo-fy any photo!
posted by Xere at 4:39 PM on April 9, 2008


Nifty. As the focus of my history studies was Meiji Era Japan (1868-1920) those pix are right up my street. Thanks!
posted by sotonohito at 5:50 PM on April 9, 2008


I love these, but as I look at them I find part of my brain wondering:
hmmm...has this been Edo-fied?
posted by squasha at 5:53 PM on April 9, 2008


Neat.
posted by Citizen Premier at 6:50 PM on April 9, 2008


Wonderful, thank you!
posted by sleep_walker at 7:13 PM on April 9, 2008


かっこいい!
posted by ameca at 7:32 PM on April 9, 2008


Great stuff.
posted by swapspace at 9:04 PM on April 9, 2008


What ameca said, presuming it's something complimentary about the site in Japanese.
posted by hadjiboy at 2:58 AM on April 10, 2008


hadjiboy: ameca said "cool!" in Japanese.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:36 AM on April 10, 2008


Wish there were more Tokyo pictures, though... The Tokyo station pic was an eye-opener. Didn't know that it used to be bigger AND that there were beautiful domes on either side that were destroyed during Allied fire bombings in WWII.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:13 AM on April 10, 2008


Aww! "Problem loading page." I'll wrap it and put it in the fridge for later.
posted by not_on_display at 9:54 AM on April 10, 2008


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