Image: Unknown via Okinawa Soba
Around the beginning of the 20th century, photography was becoming more and more popular in Japan as well as the rest of the world. Postcards, slides, stereoviews and albums were produced in great numbers, but these kinds of postcards were most common. In fact, between 1905 and 1915 there was a ‘postcard boom’ in Japan. The color on these photos was added after they were taken.