Fukuzawa Yukichi, Renaissance man and father of modern Japan. Born into a feudal society in 1835, he saw the arrival of Commodore Perry at 19, the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate at 32, and the birth of Japan as a modern industrial nation.
Kusakabe Kimbei (1841-1934)
once in life....Amazing!!!!
Kobe, 1906. New Year Celebrations. Bamboo decorations herald the coming of the New Year. This image is part of The New Year in Japan, a book published by Kobe-based photographer Kozaburo Tamamura in 1906.