Fascinating Vintage Photos of Daily Life in Japan in 1908

This fascinating series of vintage photographs, dating back to 1908, invites you to discover the daily life in Japan during the Meiji period.

The beautiful black and white photos were captured by Arnold Genthe, a German photographer internationally recognized for his documentation work. After his death in 1942, approximately 20,000 of his photographs left unclaimed and were acquired by the Library of Congress. You can now see all these photographs on the Arnold Genthe Collection website.

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I hope you enjoyed it and you can continue your journey in Japan’s past with these stunning photos of The Last Samurai Living in 1886.