безмятежная и величественная красота конца эпохи Мэйдзи (1908),
еще не тронутая ветрами модернизации/индустриализации/стремитель
Today Japan is the most technologically advanced country in the world, but in 1908 it was an isolated feudal society - and these pictures capture the serene and timeless beauty of life at that time.
The time capsule pictures were taken by Herbert Geddes around 1908. He was a manager for Canadian import/export corporation G.R. Gregg and Company and was sent to work in foreign trade hub Yokohama.
His collection preserved the essence of the breathtaking country - before it changed forever.
They were taken during the Meiji period, a pivotal time in the country's history when a burst of development transformed the society to its modern form.
Towards the end of the period Japan was positioning itself as competitor with the wealthy nations of the West. Railways and telegraph lines helped to link up urban areas with those in picturesque corners of Japan and thousands of students were sent for a Western education.
Devoid of any brash industrial developments, Geddes' work captured the beauty of both the people and landscape of Japan.
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