All About Japan

Photography Shows Life in Japan 100 Years Ago


Eliza Scidmore was a force to be reckoned with. In the late 1800s to early 1900s, she traveled extensively across Asia, writing, photographing and publishing several books. She was one of the only women photographers employed by National Geographic and would later become the first female board member of the magazine. Japan was of particular interest to Scidmore, who visited numerous times and captured everyday life in Japan over 100 years ago. Some things have changed, but some things really haven’t. And you can see more of this idyllic time by click the link to Spoon & Tamago below.