Iris garden beside water in Japan, probably Yokohama, ca. 1910, via University of Victoria Libraries Commons on flickr.
The hand-colored glass plate slide is from a collection of “Yokohama photographs,” sold to foreign tourists between about 1868 and 1912.
As April’s cherry blossoms fade away, here is one more vintage scene.
“Street life in Yokohama park with blossoming cherry trees,” from the photo collection of journalist Holger Rosenberg, who traveled to Japan in 1903, via National Museum of Denmark Commons on flickr.
In Japan this week, the flowers are at their peak only in the most northern regions.
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