Photos of Japan in late 19th century, produced by Italian photographer Adolfo Farsari [wiki], who arrived in Japan in 1873 and built a successful commercial photography business. Hat tip to LabaQ [Jp] and Rocketnews [En].
A bit vintage, JAL advertisement for Japan World Exposition in Suita, Osaka, in 1970.
Old Japan photos – mostly in 1892-98, Meiji era – by Japanese photograher Nobukuni Enami, known professionally as T.Enami. The original images were black and white, the colour was hand-applied by the photographer and co.
An old Chinese banknote was sold for ¥2.35million (~$345,000 USD) at an action in Shanghai on Dec 20.
Nicknamed the “horse ranching pic” for its background image, the banknote was the first batch of Renminbi issued by the People’s Bank of China in 1951.
The banknote had a face value of 10000 when issued, but the currency was revalued shortly after and 10000 became ¥1 instead. Image via Artron [Cn], click pic for bigger size.