Rare Books – Japanese albums

The Japanese album collection consists of digitised  images of hand-tinted albumen photographs produced for the tourist trade in  Japan in the late 19th century. These photographs are taken from four bound  albums held within the Monash University Library Rare Books Collection. The  images show Japanese scenic views, gardens, traditions and everyday life,  including ceremonies, priests, samurais, actors, people of various professions,  unnamed persons, dancers, rituals like harakiri and examples of costumes.