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Japan’s 100-year-old postcards exhibit charming traveller attractions and cities

February 9th, 2016 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • This monumental collection from the New York Public Library shows a republic dating back to a early 1900s
  • Colourful shots uncover open gardens blossoming with flowers and the country’s oldest party park
  • The hand-coloured cinema showcase areas in Tokyo and Yokohama preceding a 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake

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Tacky postcards from inexpensive tourists shops currently have zero on this monumental collection of images of Japan that date behind to the early 1900s. 

These sentimental snapshots uncover a mesmerising nation in a transitory duration when complicated buildings and ride were starting to cocktail up.

From gardens in freshness with charming flowers and blossoms, to revellers enjoying a oldest party park in a country, the New York Public Library photographs uncover a nation alive with colour. 

The hand-coloured photographs also showcase areas in Tokyo and Yokohama preceding a 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, that ravaged many areas.

One fascinating postcard of 1922 Asakusa Park Tokyo, that was was a city’s categorical party district, shows a area in a former excellence before it was scarcely all though destroyed.

Here are some of a many pleasing sights of a spellbinding country. 

Blast from a past: A geisha walks along Matsukagecho-dori with signs and shops manifest on possibly side

Blast from a past: A geisha walks along Matsukagecho-dori with signs and shops manifest on possibly side

Nihonbashi Dori Tokyo as it looked in 1922. Pictured in a forehead here is Nihonbashi, that still stands today, nonetheless it has now lonesome by an expressway, that was built in a 1960s

Nihonbashi Dori Tokyo as it looked in 1922. Pictured in a forehead here is Nihonbashi, that still stands today, nonetheless it has now lonesome by an expressway, that was built in a 1960s

Unchanged beauty: The area of Mukojima is located conflicting a Asakusa side of a Sumida River and is still famous for a pleasing arrangement of cherry freshness trees

Unchanged beauty: The area of Mukojima is located conflicting a Asakusa side of a Sumida River and is still famous for a pleasing arrangement of cherry freshness trees

Hanayashiki of Asakusa is believed to be a oldest party park in all of Japan. Established in 1853, a party park still operates

Hanayashiki of Asakusa is believed to be a oldest party park in all of Japan. Established in 1853, a party park still operates

In 1922 a Asakusa Park Tokyo was a city's categorical party district, filled with dozens of cinemas.  Following a 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and complicated bombing during World War II, a usually memory of a area’s former excellence is a few banners like these that can be seen in Asakusa’s Rokku district today

In 1922 a Asakusa Park Tokyo was a city’s categorical party district, filled with dozens of cinemas. Following a 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and complicated bombing during World War II, a usually memory of a area’s former excellence is a few banners like these that can be seen in Asakusa’s Rokku district today

Yoshiwara in Tokyo was famous as a famous pleasure district during a Edo Period (1603–1868). This postcard was taken during a time when thousands of prostitutes still lived in a area

Yoshiwara in Tokyo was famous as a famous pleasure district during a Edo Period (1603–1868). This postcard was taken during a time when thousands of prostitutes still lived in a area

Traditional wardrobe can be seen alongside contemporary dress of a era. At a tip of a 100 mill stairs is a tea residence that was once a domicile for Commodore Perry when he was in Japan in 1854

Traditional wardrobe can be seen alongside contemporary dress of a era. At a tip of a 100 mill stairs is a tea residence that was once a domicile for Commodore Perry when he was in Japan in 1854

The fantastic Iris Garden during Horikiri is still lush today, with 6,000 flowers and 200 varieties. Located in Katsushika City, Tokyo, this stays one of a city’s many renouned spots to see a flowers when they freshness in June

The fantastic Iris Garden during Horikiri is still lush today, with 6,000 flowers and 200 varieties. Located in Katsushika City, Tokyo, this stays one of a city’s many renouned spots to see a flowers when they freshness in June

Motomachi-dori, Yokohama, as seen in 1911, featuring a lady in western dress in a centre

Motomachi-dori, Yokohama, as seen in 1911, featuring a lady in western dress in a centre

The charming Theatre Street in Yokohama that was a categorical party district for locals

The charming Theatre Street in Yokohama that was a categorical party district for locals

 


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