Wednesday, February 24, 2010


PHOTOS OF MEIJI-ERA JAPAN

By Alfonso Farsari

Gion/Shijo, 1886

The earlier Kinkaku-ji, 1886

2 comments:

Ruthie said...

Incredible! Are these old postcards?? Or where did they ocme from? Thank you so much for posting!

R. Brady said...

No, those are old albumen prints (some tinted) taken mostly in the 1880s by Alfonso Farsari (his name in the post title linked to his Wikipedia entry)... Though no doubt later made into postcards and whatnots; very popular at the time...