~~Book 1897200817~~

The Hanami
(Flower-Picnic)

 
Covers

 
Paste on Title Label

 

 

25 Color Collotype Plates

 
Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The cloth on the covers is age soiled with chips and significat fraying of the cloth, particularily on the top and bottom edges. The corners are bumped and chipped. The spine covering is solid but eroded at the head and foot. The paste on title lable is soiled and peeling up at the upper right corner. The hinges are unbroken although the front hinge is weak. The bottom string tie is missing the tassle. Both ties are solid. Internally the plates are in Very Good condition. All tissue gurards are present. The plates have light age toning. One plate has a small areas of staining/foxing.

 

Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Takashima, A.B.

The Hanami (Flower - Picnic) Described by S. Takashima, A.B., Reproduced and Published by K. Ogawa, F.R.P.S., Tokyo, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, 1897 (Meiji 30), distributed by Kelly & Walsh, Yokohama, large 4to (11 3/4 x 15 in - 30 x 38 cm), decorative cloth covered boards and spine, gilt edges, silk paste on title label, string tied (2), gold speckled and decorated inside covers (front and back) and facing page, one page of "Explanatory Notes," 25 tissue guard protected color collotype plates. All plates, except one (the flower plate), have a descriptive title in English at the bottom of the image. The flower collotype plate is a multi-pass color collotype plate as those found at the front of the Brinkley books. The others are lightly colored collotype plates.

I have examined this book with the same plates but in a different sequence. That book book is recorded here.

Title Page

Explanatory Notes

The present volume forms another addition to a series of photographs, illustrating different phases of Japanese life, which we have already published. The select views of the three well-known flower resorts in and near the capital, i.e. Uyeno, Mukojima and Koganei, herein contained are faithful representations of the Hanami (Flower-view). It is the Sakura, or cherry that carries away the hearts of little ones, young maidens, and some grown-up children in this country who take it seriously amiss not to try a picnic, when nature adorns the trees with roscate blossoms. With all its prosaic features, the Hanami in none the less an interesting and popular institution in Japan, and after once enjoying it the scene will long linger in the memory of the participant.

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All 25 Plates in This Book
Plates  1-14   Flower Collotype & Views in Uyeno Park, Tokyo
Plates 15-22   Views in Mukojima
Plates 23-25   Views in Koganei - last plate is a multi-pass
	         color collotype of cherry blossoms

 

Views in Uyeno Park, Tokyo

  1. No Title (mechanical color - multi-pass collotype)

     

  2. Flower-Viewing Parties

     

  3. Entrance to Uyeno Park

     

  4. Rambles Under the Cherry Trees

     

  5. A Rest on the Tea-House Benches

     

  6. Cherry Trees in Full Glory

     

  7. Entrance to the Toshogu Shrine

     

  8. The Same (Viewed from the Hill-Side)

     

  9. The Avenue of Memorial Lanterns

     

  10. Toshogu Shrine

     

  11. In the Vicinity of the Fine Art School

     

  12. A Happy Family Group

     

  13. Road along the Shinobazu Pond

     

  14. Promenade Under the Cherry Blossoms

     

    Views in Mukojima

  15. Approach to the Sumida Banks (From the Azumabashi Side)

     

  16. Pleasure Boats

     

  17. Tea-Houses along the Bank

     

  18. Edge of the Bank

     

  19. On the Way Home

     

  20. Tunnel of Flowers

     

  21. Near the Ferry Landing

     

  22. Distant View of the Banks - Ferry-boats

     

    Koganei

     

  23. A Panoramic View of the Banks at Koganei

     

  24. A View of the Koganei Bridge, Koganei

     

  25. An Aged Cherry Tree by the Roadside, Koganei

     

Close-up:

 
Colophon

Printed: Meiji 30 (1897).10.19
Published: Meiji 30 (1897).10.22

 
Listing and Sequence of Pages & Plates:

A. Title Page
B. Explanatory Note (no preceded by tissue guard)

    Views in Uyeno Park, Tokyo

  1. No Title (mechanical color - multi-pass collotype)
  2. Flower-Viewing Parties
  3. Entrance to Uyeno Park
  4. Rambles Under the Cherry Trees
  5. A Rest on the Tea-House Benches
  6. Cherry Trees in Full Glory
  7. Entrance to the Toshogu Shrine
  8. The Same (Viewed from the Hill-Side)
  9. The Avenue of Memorial Lanterns
  10. Toshogu Shrine
  11. In the Vicinity of the Fine Art School
  12. A Happy Family Group
  13. Road along the Shinobazu Pond
  14. Promenade Under the Cherry Blossoms

     
    Views in Mukojima

  15. Approach to the Sumida Banks (From the Azumabashi Side)
  16. Pleasure Boats
  17. Tea-Houses along the Bank
  18. Edge of the Bank
  19. On the Way Home
  20. Tunnel of Flowers
  21. Near the Ferry Landing
  22. Distant View of the Banks - Ferry-boats

     
    Views in Koganei

  23. A Panoramic View of the Banks at Koganei
  24. A View of the Koganei Bridge, Koganei
  25. An Aged Cherry Tree by the Roadside, Koganei

C. Colophon


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