Friday, October 07, 2016

Hand Colored Photographs Of Japan During the Meiji Period

The Meiji era in Japan lasted from 1868 to 1912. During this period Japanese society rapidly evolved into its modern form from an isolated feudal system. The Meiji Era is identified with the subsequent period of major political, economic, and social change that brought about the modernization and Westernization of the country. These hand painted photographs capture Japanese life during that time.

Farmers wearing rain coats

Peony garden

Pilgrim priests with portable shrine

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