Japan in 1908

These photos were taken by German-born American photographer Arnold Genthe. In 1908 he spent six month in Japan documenting the daily life of the country and its inhabitants. These photos were taking during the Meiji period just before it was ravaged by wars.


The Permanent Shadows of Hiroshima

When the A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, the heat blast was so great that it burned impressions of those who were unlucky enough to be caught in it into the surrounding concrete and wood. It’s eerie to think that these flash shadows were the last traces of living people.


A Garden for his Wife

The Kurokis are a Japanese couple that have been married for many years and have raised two wonderful children together, but due to problems with her diabetes, Mrs. Kuroki lost her sight. As a show of love and support, her husband planted thousands of fragrant flowers around their home, not for her to see, but for her to smell. Mrs. Kuroki appears very happy by this amazing display of affection.