Blicke in die Welt um 1900 – 15

Vintage Stereoviews – Japan 2

Women pilgrims (making a tour of famous shrines) on Steps of Omuro Gosho monastery (east), Kyoto, Japan

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»Shall I not take mine ease in mine inn?« – Summer evening meal at hotel near Hiroshima, Japan

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Kyoto, Bamboo-grove

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Under the bamboo trees – looking S. W. through the famous avenue near Kiyomizu, Kyoto, Japan

»This suburban road is a short distance S. E. from the city, near a very ancient Buddhist temple. The sweet-faced damsels in the jinrikishas are geishas (professional singing and dancing girls) highly accomplished young persons who have been studying the complicated technique of their profession ever since they were little girls of seven or eight. Their services are in constant demand at public tea-houses, and in private residences when a person gives a formal dinner to his friends. The bright-colored kimonos and hair ornaments which they wear while singing or dancing are replaced now by more demure and quiet stuffs.
These extraordinary two-wheeled carriages are seen all over Japan, and thousands of country lads earn a slender living in the towns by running about with them all day long. The cost of hire is about ten cents an hour or seventy-five cents a day, but a jinrikisha with seats for two and an extra man costs more. The coolies wear straw sandals fastened to their feet by a strap passing over the toes. These fellows can stand a tremendous amount of work, considering the scanty diet on which they live; no western laborer could work on so limited an allowance of mere rice, tea and dried or pickled fish, but here that regimen seems to develop muscle.
These tall, graceful tree-like shafts of bamboo are, you know, really grass-stems. The bamboo is sometimes called the King of the Grasses because of its noble proportions. The greatest artists of Japan have spent years in studying and drawing the beautiful lines of such stalks and of the feathery foliage which spreads out to sun and air at the top. The stalks often grow considerably larger than you see here, and their wood is widely used by carpenters and cabinet-makers. Those gay parasols are of bamboo and paper.«

(See Chamberlain’s „Things Japanese“, Seidmore’s „Jinrikisha Days in Japan“, Hearn’s Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan.)

From Notes of Travel, No. 9, copyright, 1904, by Underwood & Underwood

Sunny-faced Japanese Girls in Suisenji Park, Kumamoto, Japan

»Glad-hearted daughters of lovely Japan, weil may your faces shine: The Japanese women are the freest and brightest, happiest and most intelligent of all Oriental women. To the honor of Japanese men, they have never degraded and enslaved their women as have the men of all continental Asia; and they are a hundrediold repaid in having beautiful, glad and companionable sisters, wives and daughters.
True the Japanese woman must be subordinate to her father or her husband, and she is utterly the slave of her child. But compared with Korea’s dishonored womanhood, or the wretched women of China, the Japanese girl enjoys paradise itself. At her birth a daughter is as welcome as a son, and infanticide is very rare.
She marries at sweet sixteen, and while the parents usually arrange the match with the help of a go-between, there are already marriages arranged wholly by the young people themselves, and occasionally something so American as an elopement.«



O-hayo! -(Good morning)- greetings of pretty damsels in Kinkakuji temple garden, Kyoto, Japan

Asakusa Street, Tokyo, Japan

Ein stereoskopischer Ein-Blick in die Welt um 1900 …  (wird fortgesetzt)

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

Private Collection / Private Sammlung

➢ antike Stereokarten & anaglyphe Bilder

➢ … ein Blick auf »Stereokarten«

➢ Ein »Weltspiegel« um 1900

Pfeil senkrecht nach obenAbstand senkrecht 600 2


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