• 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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  • Bronze Image (Daibutsu) Uyeno, Tokio

    A bronze Daibutsu (large Buddha) is just visible behind the cherry trees in the center of the photograph. This photograph was taken near the entrance of the park looking up the main thoroughfare in Uy…

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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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  • working in the rice paddy

    Photograph of Japanese peasantry at work in a rice paddy. The subjects wear traditional Japanese clothing and Asian conical hats known in Japan as sugegasa.

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  • View of Shimonoseki, Inland Sea.

    The city of Shimonoseki lies on the southwestern tip of the island of Honshu, at the entrance of the Inland Sea. The city with its torii (traditional gate) is on the left. Fishing boats dot the sea.

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  • The Bronze Gate (Iyetsugus Tomb) at Shiba, Tokio

    Ornate bronze gates open on the tomb of Iyetsugu at the Shiba Temple Complex, Tokyo, Japan. Gates depict, in relief, a flowering tree; the photograph has hand-colored flowers at the top of the gates.

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  • View of Hiroshima

    A view of the city of Hiroshima and the Ota River.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Temple gate Shiba, Tokio

    Temple gate at the Shiba Park complex, the burial place of many of the Tokugawa Shoguns. A robed man stands at the top of the steps. The gate is built in a Chinese style incorporating bronze work, sto…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • View of Shimonoseki, Inland Sea.

    This photograph captures the dock and harbor of the city of Shimonoseki. Boats and ships rest in the bay. Shimonoseki lies on the southwestern tip of the island of Honshu, at the entrance of the Inlan…

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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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  • Abuto (Inland Sea) Tomotsu

    Grace Ward labeled this as a view of the Inland Sea, but the exact location in Japan is unknown. Bluffs rise on both sides of the shore line with a building visible in the upper right.

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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 set apart as a sanctuary to the goddess Benzaiten until the Meiji government repossessed it and sold it to inv…

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