Characteristic Japan. Views and Characters in the Land of the Rising Sun. Published by Tamamura, Photographer. Kobe, Japan, ca. Meiji 40 (i.e. 1907).
. Oblong folio. Size: 19 x 42 cm. With lithographic title and 24 hand-coloured collotype printed plates. Original silk padded boards, mount Fuji in embrodery on upper cover, silk ties, all edges gilt. Old inscription on front paste down. Kozaburo Tamamura (1856-1923?) was a famous Japanese photographer with a studio in Yokohama where he specialized in tourist photographs for export. In the early 1900's a branch office in Kobe was opened. A deluxe edition of this album comprising 24 hand coloured collotypes with descriptive captions in English, protected with tissue guards. The beautiful plates depict scenes from the country side, gardens, parks, sea and temple grounds from different parts of Japan. A wonderful copy of a scarce work.
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