A photographic blog of the Imperial Japanese military from the Boshin War of 1868 to the Russo-Japanese War of 1905.
Another photograph of the Ueno battlefield, taken between 1868 and 1912. Sourced from ‘Secret Photograph collection at the Rokumeikan’ published by Heibonsha.
A photograph of the battlefield of Ueno after the battle in 1868. Source unknown.
The keep of Aizuwakamatsu Castle, photographed in 1874, shortly before its destruction during the battle of Ueno later that year. Source unknown.
An Armstrong cannon used by the Saga Domain at the battle of Ueno during the Boshin War. Photographed in 1868 and sourced from ‘Bakumatsu Meiji Kosha Shincho’.
Nabeshima Naomasa photographed in 1859. Source unknown.
Nabeshima Naomasa, the final daimyō of the Saga Domain, photographed sometime prior to his death in 1871. Sourced from ‘Memories for 80 years, Bakumatsu, Meiji, Taisho’ by the The Eastern Culture Association, published in 1933-1934.
Japanese sailors alongside the Canet Gun on the ‘Matsushima’ in 1895. Taken by Ogawa Kazumasa and sourced from “The Japan - China War” by Inouye Jukichi.
Japanese artilleryman and canon from the Koishikawa arsenal in 1882. Taken by Hugh Krafft and sourced from ‘Hugues Krafft au Japon de Meiji’ by Suzanne Esmein.
Imperial Japanese soldiers in 1875. Taken from “Ancient Images of the Bakumatsu and Meiji periods”.
Officers who served aboard the ‘Kasuga’ in 1869. Third-class officer Togo Heihachiro is dressed in white, top right. Source unknown.