Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A Swedish nobleman on a walking holiday in Japan in 1902

In 1902 the Stockholm illustrated monthly Ord och Bild published an article, "On foot in Japan", by the Swedish nobleman and naval officer S. Natt och Dag, who had been on a walking holiday in Japan together with two of his officer friends.

The article was illustrated by a number of photographs, which document people and places in the Japanese countryside in the beginning of the 20th century:

A jinriksha. The Swedish travelers rented one to carry their luggage during their  walking holiday .

The road between Nakasaki and Kanazava.

A Japanese nobleman.

The entrance to the temple in Kamakura.


Shinto priests.

The statue of Buddha in Kamakura.

"The best hotel" (tea house) in Katase.

A Japanese bed.

Japanese toilette.

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