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Images of everyday life in old Japan

License unique views of Japanese cities, customs and people

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Bakumatsu

1853~1867

Meiji

1868~1912

Taisho

1912~1926

Showa

1926~1989


Ainu

Ainu

At Work

At Work

Bridges

Bridges

Buildings & Structures

Buildings & Structures

Castles

Castles

Children

Children

City Views

City Views

Customs

Customs

Disasters

Disasters

Education

Education

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Flowers

Flowers

Government

Government

Hotels & Inns

Hotels & Inns

Industry

Industry

Military

Military

New Year

New Year

People

People

Prostitution

Prostitution

Railways

Railways

Religious

Religious

Rural

Rural

Scenic Views

Scenic Views

Shops

Shops

Sports

Sports

Temples & Shrines

Temples & Shrines

Tokaido

Tokaido

Transport

Transport

Weddings

Weddings

Women

Women

Newspapers

Newspapers

Art & Prints

Art & Prints

Advertising

Advertising

Maps

Maps


Calendar

Calendar

FAQ

FAQ

Pricing

Pricing

Authentic Museum-quality Images

authentic images

High quality scans of original museum-quality vintage photos, advertising flyers, postcards, maps, money, and more.

Everyday Life in Japan

everyday life

The majority of our images in our unique collection have been specifically selected and curated to show daily life in Japan from the 1850s on.

Professionally Scanned

professionally scanned

Each image has been professionally scanned and digitally mastered to bring out the colors and details of the orginal.

Print at any Size

print at any size

meijishowa owns the majority of the images, so we can often offer you new scans at any size. Print as large as you want!

Reliable Captions

accurate descriptions

Many of our images feature detailed background information that we have carefully researched. This greatly simplifies your search for relevant images that you can depend on.

Customer Support

reliable customer support

We are a small privately owned boutique photo agency, so you always deal with well-informed real people.