~~ Book 1906090239 ~~

Illustrations of Japanese Life

Reproduced by K. by K. Ogawa
Descriptions by S. Takashima

Hand-colored Collotypes (12) on Crepe Paper
3rd Edition, 1906
[Focus on Women, Children, Music & Religion]

3rd Edition

Condition. The book is in Good+ condition. The last folded page has a spilt at the folded edge which is approximately 3/4 the length of the fold. The is light occasional foxing. Several small edge tears and folds/creases. There are vertical creases along the ouside of the pages. These are in the margin only and do not extend into the image area.

Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, numerous editions, 3rd Edition, 1906 (Meiji 39), 8vo, 12 hand-colored collotypes on crepe paper, bound Japanese style and tied with purple twisted silk threads, 9 folded leaves with stiffener paper in between (18 pages in total). This is one in a series of photographic album type books under this same title published by K. Ogawa.

The front and back covers account for 2 folded leaves. The first internal page has the Title Page (front) and Preface (back). The other 6 have a photograph - front and back. The focus of this book is women. The photographs include, 1) The "Suw Ari-Odori", 2) Backyard of a Tea House, 3) Venturing Out in the Rain, 4) "Sayonara" (Goodbye), 5) Letter Writing, 6) Morning Toilet, 7) Buddhist Priests Conspicuous, 8) Two Ladies in Full Dress, 9) The Cherry, 10) The Amma, 11) The Kamishiro & 12) Japanese Maiden.

In the preface, K. Ogawa states:

I have to acknowledge my indebtedness to Messrs. Tamamura and S. Kajima, as well as Prof. Burton, for several of the plates in this volume.

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Illustrations of Japanese Life, 1906, 3rd Edition, K. Ogawa
The "Suw Ari-Odori" Backyard of a Tea House
Venturing Out in the Rain "Sayonara" Goodbye
Letter Writing Morning Toilet
Buddhist Priests Conspicuous Two Ladies in Full Dress
The Cherry The "Amma" (Shampooer)
The "Kamishimo" (The Ancient Ceremonial Dress) Japanese Maiden


Colophon, 3rd Edition, 1906

The 4 rows of Japanese writing at the right give dates and editions. Starting at the right and reading left they indicate:

Meiji 29 (1896) - 1st edition printed
Meiji 29 (1896) - 1st edition distributed
Meiji 36 (1903) - 2nd edition
Meiji 39 (1906) - 3rd edition


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