Monday, November 21, 2005

Name that year.

These are Japanese imperial troops marching through Inchon [inch'ŏn]. In what year was this photo taken?
A. 1884
B. 1894
C. 1904
D. 1914
E. 1924


  1. Actually, I am leaning towards 1914, looking at that building and the rifles...

  2. The answer is 1894.

    These were troops marching into Korea to face the Chinese troops.

    I posted this picture because I had read in one too many places about how Korea had not gone through any modernization and it was a sea of thatched roof homes and tiled traditional buildings.

  3. Marmot at the Marmot's Hole has posted some recent photos of these places here.

    The building in my first photo appears to be former Inchon office of Nippon Yusen.


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