Meiji Photo Gallery

During the late Edo and early Meiji period, photography was newly imported technology and its center was Yokohama. These colored photos are actually black & white photos hand-painted with colored ink. These photos of late 19th century Japan, called "Yokohama photos," were popular among foreigners as souvenirs.

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Yokohama Tokyo and vicinity Mt. Fuji West Japan


Tokaido Shops & workers People & life Other scenes

Sources: Kobe & Yokohama Civilization Story, Kobe Municipal Museum (1999); Meiji Japan, Yokohama Port Opening Museum (1990); Japanese Photo Album of  F. Beato, Yokohama Port Opening Museum (1987).