Posted by: softypapa | February 27, 2008

Antique Japanese Photo Children Playing on Roof Kawara

Photo Vintage Japanese Japan Nippon Nihon Photograph Image Old Antique Tokaido Softypapa

Photo Vintage Japanese Japan Nippon Nihon Photograph Image Old Antique Tokaido Softypapa

Photo Vintage Japanese Japan Nippon Nihon Photograph Image Old Antique Tokaido Softypapa 


This small size original old photograph is in poor condition with creases as well as scratches, fading and discoloration.  The photo depicts a group of young children posing on the roof of a traditional Japanese home.  An old fashioned Japanese decorative roof tile (kawara) end cap is visible in front of the seated girl.  The photo dates from the early to mid 20th century and was acquired in the historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji.

Size of photographic image*:
Height: 2.1 inches (5.4 centimeters)
Width: 1.5 inches (3.9 centimeters)
*excluding any mounting or border

Important notes:
To the best of our knowledge the photographic image offered with this listing is an original print and not a later duplication.  Age estimates as well as descriptions of the people and events occurring in the image are based on available information such as settings and activities depicted in the image as well as our experience with Japanese culture.  All photographs purchased from us are carefully sealed in plastic and shipped in a box instead of an envelope to prevent damage during transit.

Many of the photographs we list are uploaded to our Japan Vintage Photo Blog which is an on-line gallery of unique and interesting images of old Japan.  The purpose of this blog is strictly to share some of the wonderful photographs we encounter in the course of our work, and to provide a digital archive to preserve these images into the future.  If you purchase a photograph from us and do not wish to have a digital copy of your image displayed in the photo blog or archive then please simply send us an email indicating your preference and we will promptly remove the image.

 Please contact us with any questions.

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item code: R3S5B2A9-0004214
category code: furuishashin
ship code: L1650



  1. old photos just captivates – their poor condition makes hard recognize the details, but that damage makes no harm, but otherwise. Old photos awaken the memoirs – mirror us ourselves – serve us like “time vehicles” and thus raise in value – make the viewers the heroes, revive the past and correct our outlook towards the presence.
    Thank you for the wonderful healing that was received while viewing these shots.

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