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Animated stereoviews of old Japan

Animated stereoviews of old Japan
28 Oct 2009 In the late 19th and early 20th century, enigmatic photographer T. Enami (1859-1929) captured a number of 3D stereoviews depicting life in Meiji-period Japan. [Sumo wrestlers] A stereoview consists of a pair of nearly identical images that appear three-dimensional when viewed through a stereoscope, because each eye sees a slightly different image. This illusion of depth can also be recreated with animated GIFs like the ones here, which were created from Flickr images posted by Okinawa Soba. [Meeting at gate] [Buddhist ornament dealer] [Geisha washing their hands in the garden] [Chujenji Road, Nikko] [Geisha playing music] [Firewood dealers] [Great Buddha of Kamakura] [Torii gates at Inari shrine, Kyoto] [Geisha girls with flowers and cat] [Traveler in the mountain fog near Chujenji] [Clam diggers having lunch] [Tokyo Industrial Exposition, Ueno Park, 1907] [Campfire on the peak of Mt. [Geisha in a tearoom] [Kitano temple, Kyoto] [Road along the Fuji river] [Geisha drinking beer in the park]

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