Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 1)
I’m constantly on the look out for new and interesting photographic projects to pursue. Recently I was lucky enough to acquire several batches of vintage Japanese negatives dating from the early 1930’s.
Quite frankly this sort of thing is right up my street. I lived in the far east for a few years and have always held a fascination with anything Japanese.
The first batch arrived from Japan luckily still in their original processing packet. I am informed that they were processed in Mita near Minato-ku which is a stones throw from the Tokyo Tower.
The quality varies a lot and isn’t always that good from some of these old vintage negatives. In my opinion though quality doesn’t really matter when you get a chance to glimpse into such an interesting past.
Please check back every now and then as I have an awful lot to sort through. I will be posting new and sympathetically adjusted images as often as I get the chance. I really don’t want to rush the process.
Images were scanned using an Epson V700.
(You can click on an image to view it slightly larger and with a darker background if you prefer).