Hand Coloured Photos of Ancient Japanese Culture

These colourful photos were some of the most sought after works available and are thought to have largely shaped foreign perceptions of the Japan...
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These colourful photos were some of the most sought after works available and are thought to have largely shaped foreign perceptions of the Japan...

"Italian photographer Adolfo Farsari is known for his hand-coloured portraits and landscapes — particularly of Japan and the country’s residents. Farsari settled there in the late 19th century and started a successful commercial studio — one of his many entrepreneurial ventures. He sold decorative albums filled with images depicting Japanese artistic traditions and expansive views of the landscape to tourists. His exacting standards made them some of the most sought after works available and are thought to have largely shaped foreign perceptions of the country..."

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