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A collection of rare Japanese hand-coloured photographs from Meiji era Japan. All prints have been scanned from the original photos at high resolution to ensure reproductions are of the highest quality. There are over 150 photographs in the collection and which all date from Meiji era Japan 1868 – 1890s.

In between the 1860s to 1900, Yokohama-shashin (Photographs sold in Yokohama) became very popular. Yokohama-shashin were photographs of Japanese landscapes, people and culture and became a popular souvenir for tourists at the time. Among the most famous photographers for Yokohama-shashin were Felix Beato and Kusakabe Kimbei (1841–1934)

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My collection of Japanese albumen prints

I’ve been enjoying perusing my grandfather’s album of Japanese Meiji era hand- / painted albumen photographs since I was a child. The album has been tucked away safely for last 20 years only being taken out occasionally to discover it all over again with friends and family. / I have often been asked about making copies of the photos so others could also enjoy them. My daughter recent…
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