Photographs of Allied Occupied Japan after WW2
April 11, 2004 10:10 AM   Subscribe

360 photographs of Allied-occupied Japan after World War Two, taken by anthropologist John W. Bennett, arranged in portfolios with comments by Bennett and links to large images, such as hotel umbrellas drying in the sun. The exhibition includes selections from Bennett's journal and letters with his first impressions of Japan. Portfolios include views of Tokyo, children in the park, women of the night, traditional architecture, and Japanese resorts.
posted by carter (5 comments total)
Very cool site, carter. I'm so glad they let you see the full-size images. I really enjoyed the essay and images about the "ladies of the night."
posted by squirrel at 12:54 PM on April 11, 2004

This is a really excellent link... it's strange and cool to see the photos of Shibuya, especially compared to how Shibuya looks today. What a difference fifty years makes...
posted by vorfeed at 1:20 PM on April 11, 2004

What an exquisite view of a vanished world. Thanks.
posted by George_Spiggott at 2:11 PM on April 11, 2004

carter, you rock! Wow!
posted by shoepal at 4:22 PM on April 11, 2004

good stuff, thanks
posted by matteo at 6:04 AM on April 12, 2004

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