Illustrations of Japanese Life

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

Hand-colored Collotypes (12) on Crepe Paper
Second Edition, 1903 & Third Edition, 1906
[Focus on Women, Music & Religion]

 

Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, 3rd edition, Meiji 39 (1906), 8vo (7 1/2 x 10 in - 19 x 25 cm), 12 hand-colored collotypes on crepe paper, bound Japanese style and tied with purple twisted silk threads, spine covered, 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 date which is found on the preface of the first edition is no longer present. The other 6 folded pages have a photograph - front and back. The focus of this book is customs and ceremonies of Japan. 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" (Shampooer), 11) The"Kamishino" (Ancient Ceremonial Dress) and 12) Japanese Maiden. The last 3 images were changed in later editions of this book. While the picture areas vary slightly, the norm is 7 x 5 1/2 in - 17.8 x 13.4 cm.

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.

Informataion on other editions:

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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"Kamishino" (Ancient Ceremonial Dress) Japanese Babies

Dating this Book
Colophons, Japanese Text, Inside Back Cover

Colophon, 2nd Edition, 1903

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

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
Close-up, Hand-colored Collotype on Crepe Paper

Similar S. Ogawa, Illustrations of Japanese Life Books

Focus on Industries and Trades of Japan Focus on Customs and Ceremonies of Japan (This Book)
Focus on Women, Children,
Music & Priests
Focus on Women, Children,
Pastimes and Customs


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