A New testimony on Japan in the Years 1876-1878 : Louis Kreitmann’s Collection of Photographs

Louis Kreitmann, a French army officer, who lived in Japan from 1876 to 1878, brought back from Japan as many as 500 photographs, now held at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Japonaises (Collège de France), Paris.

Many aspects of the cultural changes which characterize the Meiji Era are illustrated by this unique and remarkable collection of documents, some of which will be presented and discussed.