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 all things 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.

 

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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.

Jap-glass-women-bench

lady-baby-glass-jap

jap-glass-cars

Lots of lovely cars on this street. Worth an absolute fortune these days!

jap-glass-house

jap-glass-ladies-river

jap-glass-temple

If I lived in Japan I bet this temple would be easy to identify. I’ve seen a few around Tokyo but not this one.

jap-glass-clothes

jap-glass-building

jap-glass-bridge

Jap-glass-tree

jap-glass-girl-garden

Vintage Japanese Negatives  (batch 2 part 1)…

8 Comments

    • Thank’s Pete. Yep fairly busy but a labour of pure love as I enjoy this kind of thing. These may well have ended up in a landfill had I not acquired them?

    • Thank’s Pete. Yep fairly busy but a labour of pure love as I enjoy this kind of thing. These may well have ended up in a landfill had I not acquired them?

  • These are stunning. Just love the history they hold. Each one tells a story of its own. Intrigued by the one of the 2 girls paddling, the fashion, their hair styles and their expressions. What where they discussing? Who where they? From these pictures I think I would have liked the photographer. Looking forward to the next batch. What a find!

    • Thank’s Charles, Yes the two young ladies are an intriguing sight. I also wonder who they were and how they lived?.
      The next batch (Part 2) will be up in a few days so keep checking back.

  • These are stunning. Just love the history they hold. Each one tells a story of its own. Intrigued by the one of the 2 girls paddling, the fashion, their hair styles and their expressions. What where they discussing? Who where they? From these pictures I think I would have liked the photographer. Looking forward to the next batch. What a find!

    • Thank’s Charles, Yes the two young ladies are an intriguing sight. I also wonder who they were and how they lived?.
      The next batch (Part 2) will be up in a few days so keep checking back.

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