These Newly Released Postcards Celebrate The Vibrancy Of Prewar Japan

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These Newly Released Postcards Celebrate The Vibrancy Of Prewar Japan

The New York Public Library has only expelled a collection of colorful postcards from Japan in a early 20th century. These colourful cards offer as snapshots of this overwhelming republic before Westernization and modernity left their particular marks.

Each picture illustrates a bustling streets and relaxed gardens for that Japan is still famous today, and each stage pays loyalty to centuries-old traditions. Taken between 1907 and 1922, these cinema constraint a vitality of a republic not nonetheless ravaged by a march of complicated history.

The Mint, Osaka

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Sacred Bridge, Nikko

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Yomeimon, Nikko

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Ujigawa, Osaka

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Station Minomo, Osaka

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View of Matsushima, Osaka

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High Lantern of Sumiyoshi, Osaka

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Iris Garden during Horikiri, Tokyo

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Matsukagecho-dori

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Hanayashiki of Asakusa, Tokyo

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Cherry Blossom during Mukojima, Tokyo

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Canals of Yokohama

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Motomachi Street, Yokohama

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(via My Modern Met)

Unfortunately, a Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923 ravaged a Tokyo and Yokohama regions shortly after these postcards were made. Two decades after that, Japan fell during a hands of one of a biggest atrocities in tellurian history. Images like these, however, assistance us demeanour during a republic ripped by tragedy in a new light.