Tamamura: CHARACTERISTIC JAPAN. Views and Characters in the Land of the Rising Sun. Kobe, n.d. (c. 1900) Title page plus 18 full page hand-coloured photographs with captions in English. 18x42 cm. Stitched. Japanese-style. Silk patterned covers.
Eighteen hand-coloured panorama-style photographs by the well-known Japanese photographer, Tamamura.
The majority of the photographs (15) in landscape format measuring 11.5 x 29 cm. The last three in portrait format measuring 29 x 11.5 cm. The subject matter ranges from scenery, temples and gardens to geisha girls. The covers in a green silk with a floral pattern. Bound Japanese-style with ribbons. The front cover embroidered with the outlines of a snow-covered volcano and a winding river. Some wear to the edges. The covers retaining decent colour with some wear to the edges. Internally fine. Very rare. The first time we have seen this work.
Available, as of: 01/02/2019
Was item 575 in printed List 194.
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