I recently discovered Nagasaki University's Metadatabase of Japanese Old Photographs. There went a few hours of clicking through to photos and comparing them to what you can find now! So I decided to see if I could find my own photos of some of the places in the Nagasaki U database.
Here goes number one - of course I have to start with Nikko!!
The Nikko Cedar Road, the old approach road to Nikko.
Sometime in the late 19th or early 20th centuries:
January 3, 2013