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The next card was issued a year later to commemorate the twelfth anniversary of the Taiwan Government General, on June 17th, 1907.
Since this date falls into Period II, the card has a 1/3 divided back: Here are some other examples of 1/3 divided back cards: On all prewar (1900-1945) postcards, the phrase 郵便はがき is written from right-to-left, as きがは便郵.
This post also provides several examples and explanations of Japanese postmarks.
This chart by Urakawa Kazuya provides the basic method scholars use to subdivide Japanese picture postcards into four periods: Period I. 1/3 divided back: March 1907-March 1918 Period III.
“Kindai Nihonjin no Higashi Ajia, Nan’yō shotō e no ‘manazashi’: ehagaki no rekishiteki kachi no “ibunka” hyōshō” [The Japanese “Gaze” on the Peoples of East Asia and Micronesia: Archives Importance and the Other Race Representation, in the Japanese Picture Postcards]. One side of the postcard, the front, is dominated by a photograph, design, painting, drawing, or image.These exceptional cards are military mail, “real photo” postcards, and postcards produced for foreign consumption–as far as I can tell.1926 Taipei Industrial Exposition Real Photo Postcard Commemorating an August 1933 Air Defense Drill Commemorating invasion of Shanghai, 1937 Japanese picture postcards published for use in the postal systems of “Manchukuo” (1932-1945) and “The Chinese Republic” (1940-45) employed Chinese-language terms for “postcard” (明信片) and “post office” (郵政).Any messages needed to be written on the front, or picture side, of the card.
Here is a postcard stamped with the date “December 27th, 1905.” It was sent from a Japanese colonial official in Taipei to Nara Prefecture. Here is the front of the postcard, which has both the picture and the message from the sender (this is a new year’s card for 1906).The front of the card is bilingual Russia-Japanese.