Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 1)

Vintage Japanese negatives (batch 1)

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.

 

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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.

 

(You can click on an image to view it slightly larger and with a darker background if you prefer).

 

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jap-glass-cars

 

jap-glass-house

 

jap-glass-ladies-river

 

jap-glass-temple

 

jap-glass-clothes

 

jap-glass-building

 

jap-glass-bridge

 

Jap-glass-tree

 

jap-glass-girl-garden

 

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4 Comments

  1. Pete
    October 25, 2015

    This is going to keep you fairly busy… Enjoy 🙂

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    • Dave
      October 25, 2015

      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?

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  2. Charles
    October 30, 2015

    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!

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    • Dave
      October 30, 2015

      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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