Various means of transport in Japan, 1854-1889.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Various means of transport in Japan, 1854-1889.

© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Japanese colour woodblock print juxtaposing traditional and modern transport technology. A steam train is shown travelling along the seafront, while below, a horse-drawn omnibus, telegraph wires and a man in western dress riding a bicycle are seen. Beneath this are shown a number of traditional hand-drawn carts and rickshaws, transporting passengers and goods. Railways were constructed in Japan from 1854 and woodblock prints such as this one introduced modern technology to the Japanese public.
 

Image Ref.

10301945
 

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