Charles Nicholas Johnson Collection

Charles Nicholas Johnson Collection


Photographer and U.S. Army non-commissioned officer Charles Nicholas Johnson (1923-2005) was stationed in Tokyo from fall 1954 to September 1957. During this time he photographed color images that captured everyday life in Japan, urban scenes, landscapes, and representations of Japanese culture. The family of Charles Nicholas Johnson donated this collection of 260 slides to the archives in 2013. Many of the images were taken at Nikko Tosho-gu, a Shinto shrine established in 1617 to enshrine Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. For more information on Nikko Tosho-gu, please visit:

Nikko  Carvings Monuments /Flora

Mountains  People Vendors Urban

Night  Tanabata Religion Military


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