Post Card View of Kyoto

Post Card View of Kyoto, title page reads Guide to the View of Kyoto and the Surrounding Districts, Kyoto, Japan, Fugetsudo, 1911 (Meiji 44), small 12mo (7 1/2 x 5 in - 8.5 x 13 cm), illustrated paper wraps, two blue string ties, reads Japanese style from back to front, 31 collotype plates containing 45 images, Japanese and English text page to the right, collotype image plate to the left facing the text, title page (Japanese & English text), introduction (Japanese text only), listing of contents (Japanese text only), unpaginated. The preliminary pages and colophon are printed on low quality newspaper type paper. Other pages are printed on thick and better quality card stock. The 31 plates are printed on both sides. One side with the collotype image and the other with the descriptive text for the collotype plate that follows. The first (View of Kyoto) and last (Miyako Odori) plates have two folds out and measure 46 x 13 cm opened. The last fold-out plate is hand colored.

While the title implies the book is in the nature of post cards, that is not the case. The plates are larger than post card size and could not have been used as post cards. The book is a small size tourist trade scenic view publication.


Examples of the Plates:

View of Kyoto City (fold-out)

Ko-daiji Temple, Kyoto

Kiyotaki Rapids, Kyoto

Kyoto-Bijin and 7 other images

Miyako Odori (hand colored - fold-out)

Listing of All Plates

  1. View of Kyoto City
  2. Gosho (Shishinden), Kyoto
  3. Higashi Hongwanji, Kyoto
  4. Nishi Hongwanji, Kyoto
  5. Inari Shrine, Fushimi
  6. To-fukuj, Kyoto
  7. Sanjyusangendo, Kyoto
  8. Toyokuni Shrine, Kyoto
  9. Nishi O-tani Temple, Kyoto
  10. Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto
  11. Yasaka Pagoda, Kyoto
  12. Ko-daiji Temple, Kyoto
  13. Yasaka Shrine, Kyoto
  14. Maruyama Park, Kyoto
  15. Chioin Temple, Kyoto
  16. Canal Incline, Kyoto
  17. Nanzenji, Kyoto
  18. Heian Shrine, Koyto (sp)
  19. Ginkakuji, Kyoto
  20. Kamigamo Shrine, Kyoto
  21. Nijo-Rikyu Palace, Kyoto
  22. Kitano Shrine, Kyoto
  23. Kinkakuji, Kyoto
  24. Takao, Kyoto
  25. Arashiyama, Kyoto
  26. Kiyotaki Rapids, Kyoto
  27. Ho-zu Rapids, Kyoto
  28. [Plate with 8 images]

    Ho-kokuben, Kyoto
    Byodoin, Kyoto
    Daibutsusuden, Kyoto
    Hachimangu Otokoyama
    Miyako Hotel, Kyoto
    Imperial Museum, Kyoto
    Yenryakuji, Kyoto

  29. [Plate with 8 images]

    Rokkakudo, Kyoto
    Shin Kiyogoku, Kyoto
    Tayu-Dochin, Kyoto
    Goin Hoko, Kyoto
    Toji, Kyoto
    Omuro Ninnaji, Koyto

  30. Eight Views of Omi
  31. Miyako Odori

31 collotype plates containing 45 different captioned images.


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