MeijiShowa licenses vintage photographs, illustrations and maps of Japan between the 1860s and 1930s (Meiji, Taisho, early Showa) for editorial, advertising and special projects.
This boutique agency is build around the Kjeld Duits Collection, a large private collection of old photos of Japan between the 1860s and 1930s. The collection consists of albumen prints, collotype prints, glass slides and negatives, silver gelatin prints, stereo views and postcards. This is augmented with images from other collections
With a strong focus on daily life and townscapes, MeijiShowa images offer a view of a Japan that has long since vanished.
We are a small personable company, deeply in love with our images and work. Our clients consist of companies, museums, educational and other organizations, and individuals all over the world. We are delighted to welcome you to this esteemed group, and assist you with your image needs.
Can’t find what you need on the site? We may very well have it in our archive. Contact us!
Thank you for your interest in MeijiShowa. My team and I are looking forward to working with you and will give you our undivided personal attention.
Kjeld Duits, owner
Also visit our partner site JAPANESE STREETS for photos of contemporary Japanese street fashion.