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About Us

Old Japan is UK-based and was established in 1982. Since that time, we have been buying and selling 19th Century photographs of Japan (inc. Meiji & Bakumatsu era), China and Korea. Our customers are national and local museums all over the world, as well as photographic dealers and private collectors. Our stock of Japanese photography in particular, is amongst the largest on the Web, and we are always interested in buying additional collections, albums, or single images from the nineteenth century.

We offer a full Buyers’ Satisfaction Guarantee: if you’re not happy with your purchase, just return it to us within 14 days, and we’ll refund your payment in full... no questions asked.

Photographs for Sale

Featuring a selection of antique & vintage photographs from our stock. More >>

Picture Library

For picture researchers, we can provide details of stock images available from Old Japan's Picture Library, for use in publishing and other media. More >>

Copies of Important Reference Works on early Japanese and Korean photography available

Since its publication in 1996, Early Japanese Images by Terry Bennett remains a valuable source of information on Japanese photography during the late Edo and Meiji periods (1850-1912).  Korea: Caught In Time, by the same author, is the only English language book to cover the history of Korean photography.  Now out of print, both titles are increasingly difficult to find. Order your copies here!  More >>

Back Catalogues from Old Japan

In view of a strong demand, we have made available copies of previous catalogues  for sale.  More >>

We accept payment by major credit and debit cards through PayPal

Click here to view ALL items in the Picture Library (for search engine use - could be very slow) >>
Click here to view ALL Photographs For Sale  (for search engine use - could be very slow) >>

Using, copying, or distributing computer images of old photographs
or pictures without permission is strictly prohibited.

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