02-23-2010, 02:06 AM
In the 1880s at a time when most Europeans were denied access to the Japanese interior an Italian photographer managed to capture many images of Old Japan. These were then beautifully and realistically hand painted and serve as a remarkable record of a world long since disappeared.
02-23-2010, 01:31 PM
Wow! I really enjoyed that, thank you for posting it! I really liked seeing the Golden Pagoda, as one person put it, before all the bling. As a person who has long been fascinated by history, that was very cool to see.