Your personal museum for Japan’s visual heritage

I collect and protect Japan’s visual heritage of everyday life between the 1850s and 1960s. My main focus is everyday life, such as customs, people at work, street views, architecture, clothing, and so on.

I acquire vintage photographs, prints, and other images, conserve and research them, and share the findings. Many of the images in my collection were found abroad, I brought them back to Japan.

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Exploring everyday life in old Japan through vintage images from the 1850s~1960s.


Kjeld Duits

Journalist, photographer, producer. I find old images of Japan and give them a loving home.