Scenes in the Eastern Capital of Japan
Kazumasa Ogawa, 4th Edition, 1913

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Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Scenes in the Eastern Capital of Japan, Tokyo (Hiyoshicho), 1913, 4th Edition, 4to (9 x 12 in - 23 x 30.5 cm), illustrated covers with gray cloth spine and gilt Japanese lettering, beveled edges, 108 unpaginated full page plates. The first plate is a collotype plate. The 107 plates that follow are halftones (2 color and 105 black and white). Except for the plate of the Meiji Emperor and Empress, all other plates have descriptive information in Japanese in the margin and have an English descriptive caption. There is a one page English preface and Japanese language preface and listing of plates. The book is in a vertical format and reads Japanese style (from right to left and back to front). An excellent view of Tokyo in the early 1900s by the renowned photographer, publisher and printer, Kasumasa Ogawa.

On the cover of the 3rd and 4th editions, the word "Capital" is spelled with an "I" instead of an "L". The correct spelling appears on the title page.

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108 full page plates. One black and white collotype plate, the balance halftones (2 color, 106 black and white).

  1. The Meiji Emperor and Empress of Japan
    Collotype - Untitled - Single Sided

  2. Birds eye View of City from an Air Ship (2 images)
  3. Niju-Bashi (Main Entrance of the Imperial Castle
  4. H.I.H. Crown Prince Palace
  5. Urban Prefectural Office
  6. Statue of Late Prince Kitashirakawa - Statue of Late Prince Arisugawa (2 images)
  7. View of General Staff Office from the Sakurada Gate
  8. Military Review
  9. Wadagura Gate

  10. Statue of Loyal Nanko

  11. Foreign Office
  12. Imperial Diet Building
  13. View of the Judicial Department from Miyakezaka
  14. Judicial Department, Outside and Inside (2 images)
  15. Kikyo Gate (Near the Imperial Palace)
  16. Metropolitan Police Office
  17. General View of Marunochi (2 images)
  18. Yayesucho
  19. Department of Agriculture and Commerce
  20. Exhibition Gallery in the Department of Agriculture and Commerce (2 images)
  21. Nihon Ginko (Bank of Japan)
  22. Nihon Ginko (Bank of Japan, Interior) (2 images)
  23. Department of Communications
  24. Central Post Office - Telephone Exchange Office (2 images)
  25. Imperial Theatre, Outside and Inside (2 images)
  26. Elevated Railway
  27. Shimbashi Station
  28. Ginza
  29. Nihonbashi
  30. Nihonbashi Main Street
  31. Stature of Late Lieut Commander Hirose
  32. Showroom of the Mitsukoshi Department Store
  33. Outside View of the Shirokiya Department Store
  34. Fish-Market - Vegetable Market (2 images)
  35. Hyakkayen (Flower-Garden at Mukojima) - Plum-Trees at Kameido (2 images)
  36. Kameido Tenjin Shrine
  37. Cherry Blossoms at Mukojima
  38. Pleasure-boat on River Sumida
  39. Boy's Festival
  40. Iris-Garden at Horikiri
  41. Hypotec Bank - Hibiya Library (2 images)
  42. A View of Evening Glow at Shinagawa Sea (Color - back blank)
  43. Naval Museum, Outside and Inside (2 images)
  44. Temple of Zojoji in Shiba Park
  45. Cryptomeria Avenue in Shiba Park
  46. Mausoleums of the Tokugawa Shogun in Shiba Park
  47. Temple of Sengakuji and Tombs of the Forty-Seven Ronin (2 images)
  48. Mr Soichiro Asano's Residence, Exterior and Interior (2 images)
  49. Peers' Club, Outside and Inside
  50. Imperial Hotel, Outside and Inside (2 images)
  51. View of Government Offices from Hibya Park
  52. Fire-Brigade Display in Hibiya Park
  53. Morning-Glories at Iriya - Lotus-Flowers in the Pond Shinobadzu (2 images)
  54. View Near Shinobadzu Pond Uyeno - Uyeno Hirokoji (2 images)
  55. Ochanomidzu
  56. St. Nikolai (Inside)
  57. Tokyo Stock Exchange, Outside and Inside (2 images)
  58. Shrine of Suitengu

  59. Imperial University of Tokyo (2 images)

  60. Mayeda's Residence, Outside and Inside (2 images)
  61. A View of Snow at Uyeno-Park (back blank)
  62. View of Ichigawa Seen from Yotsuya-Mitsuke
  63. Yasukuni Shrine on Kudan hill
  64. Military Museum, Outside and Inside (2 images)
  65. Temple of Nishi-Honganji, Tsukiji (inside)
  66. Temple of Gokokuji, Outside and Inside (2 images)
  67. Shell-Gathering
  68. Guest-Chamber in Kagetsuro Restaurant - Yaomatsuro Restaurant (2 images)
  69. No-Dance
  70. Dance in the Maple Club
  71. Flower Arrangement - Playing on the Kotoo (2 images)

  72. Display of Chrysanthemums (Color - back blank)

  73. Sumida River with Yeitai Bridge - Ryogoku Bridge (2 images)
  74. Fire-Works on the River Sumida (2 images)
  75. Temple of Higashi-Honganji, Asakusa
  76. View of Matsuchiyama from Mukojima
  77. Temple of Kwannon at Asakusa
  78. Street Within the Kaminari Gate in Asakusa
  79. Side-Show Houses in Asakusa Park - Night-View of Asakusa Park (2 images)
  80. Kindergarten (2 images)
  81. Cherry Blossoms in Uyeno Park
  82. Shrine of Toshogu (Tokugawa Iyeyasu) at Uyeno
  83. Statue of Late General Saigo Ni Uyeno Park - Tomb of Shogitai, Uyeno (2 images)
  84. Tokyo Imperial Museum, Outside and Inside (2 images)
  85. Exhibition-Gallery of Hyokeikan, (Outside and Inside) (2 images)
  86. Imperial Library at Uyeno, Exterior and Interior (2 images)
  87. Tokyo Fine Arts School - Tokyo Music School (2 images)
  88. Zoological Garden (2 images)
  89. Festival of Torinochi
  90. Festival of Hachiman Shrine at Fukagawa
  91. Kokugikan (Wrestling-Hall) and Wrestling Match (2 images)
  92. Red Cross Hospital of Japan (2 images)
  93. Baron Iwasaki's Residence at Takanawa (2 images)
  94. Baron Iwasaki's Residence at Fukagawa (2 images)
  95. College of Agriculture -Botanical Garden (2 images)
  96. University of Waseda - Keio Boys at Base-Ball (2 images)
  97. View of Shibura from Shinagawa Bay - Rosetta Hotel (2 images)
  98. Geisha-Dance
  99. Theatrical Performance (of the New School of Actors)
  100. Azaleas at Okubo
  101. In the Grounds of the Kishiboji Shrine, Zoshigaya
  102. Takinogawa - Asuka Hill (2 images)
  103. In Baron Shibusawa's Garden
  104. Shrine of Fudoson an Meguro
  105. Daishi Temple at Kawasaki - Anamori Shrine at Haneda (2 images)
  106. Temple of Honmonji at Ikegami
  107. Kabuki Theatre (2 images)
  108. Train - Inside of Dining-Car (2 images)

Dating the book.

Colophon (Rear of Book)

4th Edition (Taisho 2 - 1913)

The five rows of characters at the far right indicate the following (going from the right row to the left).

  • Meiji 44 (1911), April 22 - Printed (1st Edition)
  • Meiji 44 (1911), April 25 - Distributed (1st Edition)
  • Meiji 44 (1911), July 10 - Revised - (2nd Edition) Distributed
  • Meiji 45 (1912), May 1 - 3rd Edition, Distributed
  • Taisho 2 (1913), July 10 - 4th Edition, Distributed
This book was distributed approximately one year after the death of the Meiji Emperor (July 30, 1912).

Close-up, Halftone Photographs (Black & White and Color)

 
 



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