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Catastrophic Bomb Damage in Tokyo During World War II

Below is a photograph — which really isn’t cool as much as it is historic — showing Tokyo and the incredible damage caused by Allied bombing raids. Click on it to see the zoomed in version. Aerial view of bomb...

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B-29 Superfortress Crash Lands on Iwo Jima

What a fascinating photo of a B-29 Superfortress which crash landed on Iwo Jima. A 19th Bomb Group Boeing B-29 which had its controls shot away while encountering heavy flak over Tokyo, made an emergency crash-landing on Motoyama Airfield,Iwo Jima...

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Lovely 1908 Photo of the Tokyo Imperial Palace

If you’ve ever visited Tokyo, you surely have seen the Imperial Palace. What a magnificent site. Below is a photo of the palace in 1908. Source: Flickr user Vladimir Tkalčić

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Amazing View of Tokyo Tower in 1969

Have you ever seen Tokyo Tower? It’s quite an impressive structure. The structure is over 1,000 feet and is currently the second tallest structure in all of Japan.   Tokyo Tower tourist group in 1969 Source: Flickr user Christine Tokyo...

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Yokohama, Japan in the Early 20th Century

Check out this great old photo from over 100 years ago. It shows Yokohama, Japan in the early 20th century. Yokohama, Japan Source: National Museum of Denmark

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What Did Tokyo Look Like in 1957?

This great old photo shows a street scene in Tokyo, Japan in 1957. I’m not sure where this is, but maybe some of you do? A vintage VW Beetle in Tokyo (1957) Source: Vintage Japan-esque

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Mount Fuji in the Early 1900s

This wonderful photo was taken sometime in the early 1900s. It shows Mt. Fuji outside of Tokyo, Japan. Mt. Fuji in Japan Source: National Museum of Denmark Fujiyama in Japan Source: National Museum of Denmark

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What Did Kobe, Japan Look Like in 1935?

This photo shows regular street life in Kobe, Japan in 1935, a few years before World War II arrived in the Pacific with the attack on Pearl Harbor. Kobe, Japan in 1935 Source: National Museum of Denmark

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Beautiful Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, Japan c. 1879

This beautiful view from 1879 shows Kyoto from Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera. If you haven’t been there or seen this, it’s one of the most stunning sites to see in Kyoto, if not all of Japan. Source: Smithsonian