December 6, 2012

Boat Ride, Japan

Photograph by Kiyoshi Sakamoto

This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs

In this photo published in the July 1921 issue of National Geographic, kimono-clad passengers enjoy a boat ride down the Hozugawa River in Kyoto, Japan, an activity that remains a popular summer pastime of the region.

Photographer Kiyoshi Sakamoto contributed photos to the magazine for more than a decade in the period between the two World Wars.

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