Quiet portraits amid one of Japan’s biggest eras of change

Images of tradition and change at the end of the Meiji Period

These photographs, taken by photographer Arnold Genthe during a six-month visit to Japan in 1908, offer a record of life in the last years of the Meiji period, which lasted from 1868 to 1912.

Born and educated in Germany, Genthe moved to…

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