• Cave of Yenoshima [Enoshima, Eno-shima]

    Enoshima is a small island in Sagami Bay, directly below Tokyo bay. The entire island was set apart as a sanctuary to the goddess Benzaiten until the Meiji government repossessed it and sold it to inv…

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  • View of Uyeno Tokio

    This photo was taken near the entrance of Uyeno [Ueno] park looking onto the lake (Shinobazu-no-ike). The Benten Shrine stands on the island in the background. A torii (traditional Japanese Gate) stan…

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  • group

    A studio photograph of traditionally dressed Japanese children. Two older children carry babies on their backs. A small boy sits between them. A girl holds a doll.

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  • harbor

    Two men sit near trees on a bluff overlooking a harbor somewhere in Japan. Three large steamships lie at anchor; several smaller fishing ships are moored in the harbor.

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  • View of Yenoshima [Enoshima, Eno-shima]

    Enoshima is a small island in Sagami Bay, directly below Tokyo bay. The entire island was set apart as a sanctuary to the goddess Benzaiten (Buddhist and Shinto origins) with multiple shrines dedicate…

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  • Suisenjima (Inland Sea), Tomotsu.

    A view of the Inland Sea. A few buildings dot the coastline.

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  • Shiba temple, Tokio

    Temple gate at the Shiba Park complex, the burial place of many of the Tokugawa Shoguns. A man kneels in supplication on the steps. A robed man stands touching one of the pillars. The gate is built in…

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  • Main Street Tokio

    A wide thoroughfare in Tokyo with rickshaws lining the center of the street. Storehouses and shops border both sides of the street.

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  • Cherry Flower, Uyeno, Tokio

    A restaurant or tea house on the public drive of Uyeno Park near the entrance to the park. In the center, a group of women sit amidst blossoming cherry trees. The photo has some fine hand color work a…

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  • Creek, Yokohama

    A river runs alongside Harikawa-Dori (Harikawa Street) through the port city of Yokohama. Shophouses crowd the riverfront. The river opens up onto the harbor beyond the bridge seen in the far distance…

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  • Japanese woman - Zukim [zukin] (wrap)

    A studio portrait of a woman in traditional dress, which may be for winter season. Grace Ward may have meant "zukin" instead of "zukim." A zukin is a type of headscarf.

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  • Shiba temple, Tokio

    A tower at the Shiba Park Complex, the burial place of many of the Tokugawa Shoguns. This view is either in front of the Mausolea of the 6th 12th and 14th Shoguns or the 7th and 9th Shoguns (two diffe…

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  • Ojisan Obaasan

    Kusakabe Kimbei

    In Japanese "Ojisan" means uncle and "Obaasan" means grandma. Grace Ward may have wanted the title of this photograph to be "Grandma and Grandpa" and if so, she misspelled Grandpa in the title; in Jap…

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  • woman with parasol

    The female subject, dressed in traditional clothing and makeup, shelters herself against wind. This photo was probably taken in a studio with wires attached to the clothing to create an impression of…

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  • Biwa Lake, From Ishiyama

    Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan lying northeast in relation to Kyoto. This large body of water occupies the center of the photo; a bridge is visible in the background. A structure st…

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  • 20005 PZ. Calcutta. Upper Chitpore Road

    Chitpore (or Chitpur) Road was and continues to be one of Calcutta's busiest thoroughfares. The district surrounding Chitpur Road is home to many markets, dharamshalas (religious rest houses), and sho…

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  • View of Sacred Bridge at Nikko.

    The Sacred Red Bridge at Nikko, also known as Mihashi Bridge, is 83 feet long and 18 feet wide lacquered in a bright red. Constructed in 1636 (destroyed and replaced in 1902), it was only open for sho…

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  • View of Kioto

    This photograph of the city skyline of Kyoto was likely taken on the Eastern bluffs of the city. Kyoto was the old feudal capital of Japan. By the early 20th century it was the fourth largest city in…

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  • Cave of Yenoshima [Enoshima, Eno-shima]

    Enoshima is a small island in Sagami Bay, directly below Tokyo bay. The entire island was dedicated to the goddess Benzaiten (Benten) until the Meiji government repossessed it and sold it to investors…

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  • Hafuya Hotel (Ozashiki) or Parlor.

    A photograph of the interior of the Hafuya Hotel, which was located at Lake Hakone (Lake Ashi or Ashinoko Lake) in the Kanagawa Prefecture on Honshu. The hotel remained open through the Meiji Period (…

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