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August 31, 2021

32 Lovely Portrait Photos of Japanese Children From Between the 1930s and ’50s

These vintage photos were found by Vintage Japan-esque that show lovely portraits of Japanese children, possibly from between the 1930s and 1950s.

Portraits of Japanese children from between the 1930s and 1950s

Photographs are from a large wooden box that appears to have belonged to a Japanese portrait photographer in Japan. One box of film included showed an expiration date of 1951.

A girl in braids, a dress, and flats holding Chitose Ame Shichi-Go-San candy

A Japanese boy and Japanese girl in traditional happi coats (he is wearing a headband as well)

A Japanese boy in a suit with hat and a girl in kimono with hair bow

A Japanese boy in a suit with traditional Shichi-Go-San (seven-five-three) candy

A Japanese boy in a traditional happi coat, a headband, and bells

A Japanese boy in very high waist pants and holding a toy train

A Japanese boy posing for a portrait with traditional Chitose Ame candy for Shichi-Go-San holiday

A Japanese child in a kimono with the traditional Shichi-Go-San candy, a hair bow and sandals

A Japanese girl in a checkered kimono and hair bow with traditional Shichi-Go-San candy

A Japanese girl in a dress, handbag, and flats holding Chitose Ame candy, which is traditional for the Japanese Shichi-Go-San (seven-five-three) holiday

A Japanese girl in a kimono and hair bow with traditional Japanese Shichi-Go-San candy

A Japanese girl in a kimono and wooden sandals

A Japanese girl in a kimono with a bow, geta sandals, and folded fan. She also has the traditional Shichi-Go-San Chitose Ame candy

A Japanese girl in a kimono with flowers and checkered pattern. She is also holding Chitose Ame (Thousand Year Candy) for Shichi-Go-San

A Japanese school boy in a uniform, hat, and backpack

A young Japanese boy in a hakama/kimono and sandals

A young Japanese boy in a sweater vest

A young Japanese boy in kimono holding traditional Shichi-Go-San candy

A young Japanese girl in a dress and flats

A young Japanese girl in a kimono and hair bow and holding a bow as well as traditional Shichi-Go-San candy

A young Japanese girl in a kimono with a handbag and hair bow

A young Japanese girl in a sailor school uniform with tie and backpack

A young Japanese girl in a velvet blouse and hat and holding traditional Chitose Ame candy for Shichi-Go-San

A young Japanese girl in kimono and a young boy in a shorts suit - both of them holding Chitose Ame candy for the Shichi-Go-San Festival

A young Japanese girl in kimono and a young Japanese boy in a suit. The boy is holding Chitose Ame candy, traditional for the Shichi-Go-San festival

A young Japanese girl in kimono with a hair bow and fan

A young Japanese girl in kimono with traditional Shichi-Go-San candy (Chitose Ame)

A young Japanese girl posing for a portrait in a kimono

A young Japanese girl wearing a kimono and holding a handbag

Two Japanese boys in traditional happi coats and headbands (with bows)

Two Japanese children, one is a suit, posing for a portrait in the old days

Two young Japanese girls in kimono, one holding what looks like a traditional New Year's hagoita paddle except that it's rounded, not square




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