Illustrations of Japanese Life
Photographs by K. Ogawa
Descriptions by S. Takashima
Hand-colored Collotypes (12) on Crepe Paper
[Focus on Trades & Industries]


"A Vegetable Dealer" -- Hand-Colored Collotype on Crepe Paper

Ogawa, K.
Takashima, S (descriptions):
Illustrations of Japanese Life, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, descriptions by S. Takashima, 1918, 12th edition, 8vo, 12 hand-colored collotypes on crepe paper, bound Japanese style and tied with purple twisted silk threads, 7 unsevered pages (14 pages in total). This is one in a series of photographic album type books under this same title published by K. Ogawa. There are a total of 7 unsevered leaves. The first has the Title Page (front) and Preface (back). The other 6 have a photograph - front and back. The leaves have a paper sheet behind them to provide support. The focus of this book is trades and industries of Japan. The photographs include, 1) carpenters, 2) a porcelain ware shop, 3) a vegetable dealer, 4) a toy shop, 5) rice planting, 6) farmers in rice swamp, 7) vegetable dealer's shop, 8) "Hakimono" clogs, 9) farmers in a yard, 10) the "Kago", 11) the "Hatsuni" and 12) an ox cart. The book is in a horizontal format and measures 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 in - 26 x 19 cm. While the picture areas vary slightly, the norm is 7 x 5 1/2 in - 17.8 x 13.4 cm.

I find these books are hard to date as there is no publication date in English. I have concluded the book was published in 1918 from a Japanese language section found on the inside of the back cover. For more information on this click here

For information on Kazumasa Ogawa, click here.

Close-up, Hand-colored Collotype on Crepe Paper

Larger Picture
Two Similar S. Ogawa, Illustrations of Japanese Life
Focus on Industries and Trades of Japan (This Book) Focus on Customs and Ceremonies of Japan

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