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OGAWA, KAZUMASA (ED.): - The Hanami (Flower-Picnic) described by S. Takashima. Reproduced and Published by K. Ogawa. Yokohama, Hongkong, Shanghai & Singapore, Kelly & Walsh 1897.

Oblong folio. Pp. (iv), (i) and 25 coloured collotypes, of which 24 made from photographs with captions in English. Including title and introduction in English by Suteta Takashima, and at rear a Japanese colophon. Original silk covered boards, g.e., extremities with light wear and covers slightly dusty. Title label on front cover. Scarce work with lovely colour illustrations of sakura or cherry blossom in Tokyo including pictures from three well-known flower resorts: Ueno Park, Mukojima and Koganei. Kazumasa Ogawa (1860-1929), renowned Japanese photographer opened the first photographic studio in Tokyo in 1882. He published this type of collotype album to promote Japanese culture to westerners at the end of the 19th century.
EUR 1300.00 [Appr.: US$ 1475.97 | £UK 1146.25 | JPą 161544] Book number 100256

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