Posted by: softypapa | October 3, 2007

Vintage Japanese Photo – Outdoor Man with Backpack


This happy man appears to be ready for a hike with his backpack and walking stick.  The photo includes what may be the man’s signature across the front ‘Yoshiro Okawa‘.  This original old photograph is in fair condition with some warping, scratches, stains, fading and discoloration.  The photo appears to have been previously mounted in an album as there is some torn paper from the album stuck to the back of the photo as well as at the corners.  The photo dates from the early to mid 20th century and was acquired in the historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji.

Size of photographic image*:
Height: 2.8 inches (7.3 centimeters)
Width: 1.9 inches (4.9 centimeters)
*excluding any mounting or border

Important notes:
To the best of our knowledge the photographic image offered with this listing is an original print and not a later duplication.  Age estimates as well as descriptions of the people and events occurring in the image are based on available information such as settings and activities depicted in the image as well as our experience with Japanese culture.  All photographs purchased from us are carefully sealed in plastic and shipped in a box instead of an envelope to prevent damage during transit.

Many of the photographs we list are uploaded to our Japan Vintage Photo Blog which is an on-line gallery of unique and interesting images of old Japan.  The purpose of this blog is strictly to share some of the wonderful photographs we encounter in the course of our work, and to provide a digital archive to preserve these images into the future.  If you purchase a photograph from us and do not want a digital copy of your image displayed in the photo blog or archive then please simply send us an email indicating your preference and we will promptly remove the image.

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item code: R3S5B2A6-0003296
category code: furuishashin
ship code: L1650



  1. I’d like to buy this imag.. Is it for sale? R3S5B2A6-0003296

  2. Hello Mark, This photo is indeed for sale on eBay. Please use the following URL or search on eBay for item # 110170864350. Thank you for visiting our blog. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Sincerely, -Kurt Bell

    Here is the eBay listing URL:

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