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Bakumatus-Meiji period photos

samuraiNagasaki University has put up an online archive of photos from the Bakumatsu-Meiji Period. I like this archive a lot - the age has caused the colors to fade in a way that makes the photos appear to be paintings, and they provide a window to a period a hundred years ago.

There are a lot of photos of shrines and scenary, but I think the most interesting photos are those of people, including those of the geisha and samurai. I've included a sampling of some of these photos in the extended entry, but if you like them you should check out the whole site.

(via mefi)

geisha fuji samurai rickshaw

Comments (1)

Andy Glynn:

Completely awesome.

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