Old Photos of Japan – Vintage Photos

Old Photos of Japan shows photos of Japan between the 1860s and 1930s. In 1854, Japan opened its doors to the outside world for the first time in more than 200 years. It set in motion a truly astounding transformation. As fate would have it, photography had just been invented. As the old country vanished and a new one was born, daring photographers took photos. Discover what life was like with their rare and precious photographs of old Japan.

About the author of this Japan blog

Kjeld Duits is a journalist and photographer in Japan who has covered earthquakes in Taiwan (1999), India (2001), Indonesia, Thailand, Sri lanka (2004), Pakistan (2004) and China (2008). He was one of the first foreign journalists on the scene of the Japanese Tsunami of 2011, and one of the few who stayed in the disaster area throughout the height of the nuclear crisis in Fukushima.

One Response to “Old Photos of Japan – Vintage Photos”

  1. Great site !


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