~~ Famous Castles and Temples in Japan ~~
by K. Ogawa

Edition with 35 Plates (Type A) - 1895

 

35 Plate (Types A) Edition.

Ogawa, Kazumasa:
Famous Castles and Temples in Japan by K. Ogawa, Tokyo, large 4to (10 3/8 x 14 3/4 in - 26.4 x 37.4 cm), decorated green silk cloth over thin boards, two blue or red cord ties, paste on title with black lettering and gilt decoration, gilt speckled treatment inside the covers and on the facing free pages, all edges gilt, tissue guards between the plates, title page, 35 hand tinted collotype plates, all plates are printed on one side only, Japanese language colophon, no text preface pages. Each plate has an English language descriptive caption copperplate printed on the plate directly below the image.

I have personally examined this book with 35 plates and 37 plates. There are two different versions of the 35 plate book. I call these Type A and Type B.

This book is the Type A, 35 plate, edition.

  • Type A, 35 plate edition (1895). Title page only indicates only K. Ogawa. The title is "...in Japan" versus "...of Japan." The 35 hand tinted collotype plates have captions but they are not numbered. The tissue guards are bound in, not loose. There is no listing of plates. This edition has colophon slip bound in after the last plate. The Japanese language colophon gives Meiji 28 (1895) as the printing and publication date. This edition appears to be the first edition published. Except for one plate, this book has the same plates as found in the Type B, 35 plate edition. The sequence of the plates is very different (see below).
  • Type B, 35 plate edition and 37 plate edition (1898). Title page indicates K. Ogawa, Photographer, and Kelly and Walsh, Yokohama, HongKong, Shanghai and Singapore, Sole Agents. The title is "...of Japan" versus "...in Japan." The 35 or 37 hand tinted collotype plates all have numbered captions printed below the image and are protected by loose tissue guards. The Japanese language colophon is printed to page and has a printing and publication date of Meiji 31 (1898). The books contain a list of plates (Nos. 1-35 or 1-37). All plates are the same and in the same sequence with two additional plates found at the rear of the 37 plate book.

This page shows all the plates from the 1895, 35 plate (Type A) edition.

For information on all three editions (35 plates, Type A - 1895, Type B - 1898 and 37 plates - 1898), click here.

I have seen this book listed with a date of 1895 and with 36 plates. Wenckstern references the book as undated and with 36 plates. However, I have only examined editions of this book with 35 or 37 plates.

 
Title Page - 35 Plate (Type A) Edition.

 

1. Entrance to Imperial Place, Tokyo 2. The Inner Moat around the Castle, Tokyo 3. The Inner Moat around the Castle, Tokyo 4. Choku-gaku-mon, Shiba Park, Tokyo 5. Temple Gate, Shiba, Tokyo 6. Tomb of Iyeshige (14th Shogun), Shiba Park, Tokyo 7. Shinto Priests and Musicians at Nikko 8. Pagoda at Asakusa Park, Tokyo 9. Castle Nijo, Kioto 10. Interior Shrine of Iyemitsu (Haiden), Nikko 11. Inside of Minobu Buddhist Temple, Koshu 12. Kondo at Horuji Temple, Nara 13. Pagoda at Temple Horuji, Nara 14. Side View Door or Haiden, Shrine of Iyemitsu, Nikko 15. The Daibutsu at Kamakura 16. Inside of Temple Honjido, Nikko 17. Kintai-bashi (or Shoroban-bashi), Su-o 18. Pagoda at Uyeno Park, Tokyo 19. The Castle, Kagoshima 20. Wood Carvings at Nikko Temple 21. The Castle, Osaka 22. The Ho-o-do (Phoenix Hall), Uji 23. Temple of Kiyomizu, Kioto 24. Interior Haiden (Oainona), Niko 25. Inside Temple Chion-in, Kioto 26. Castle of Sendai 27. The Shishinden, an old Imperial Palace, Kioto 28. Wood Carvings of God of Wind and Thunder, Nikko 29. Detail of Wood Carvings of Angels at Nikko 30. Castle of Nagoya 31. Temple of Hachiman, Kamakura 32. Stage for the Sacred Kagura Dance at Mitake Temple 33. The Castle, Kumamoto 34. Castle of Himeji, Harima 35. Itsukushima (or Miyajima), Aki

 
Colophon - 35 Plate (Type A) Edition:

Printed: Meiji 28 (1895).9.18
Published: Meiji 28 (1885).9.23
Address on Far Left in Colophon:
Ogawa Shashin Seihanjo (Seihan Sho)
[Ogawa Photoengraving Company/Factory]
(1894-1913) - 13 Hiyoshi-cho, Tokyo

 



There is no Listing of Plates in the 35 plate (Type A) edition.



Listing of Plates without Pictures.

Type A, 35 Plate Edition (captions do not have numbers)
Numbers in brackets [ ] are the corresponding plates in the Type B edition.
1. Entrance to Imperial Place, Tokyo * 2. The Inner Moat around the Castle, Tokyo [1] 3. The Inner Moat around the Castle, Tokyo [8] 4. Choku-gaku-mon, Shiba Park, Tokyo [3] 5. Temple Gate, Shiba, Tokyo [4] 6. Tomb of Iyeshige (14th Shogun), Shiba Park, Tokyo [5] 7. Shinto Priests and Musicians at Nikko [17] 8. Pagoda at Asakusa Park, Tokyo [6] 9. Castle Nijo, Kioto [26] 10. Interior Shrine of Iyemitsu (Haiden), Nikko [10] 11. Inside of Minobu Buddhist Temple, Koshu [22] 12. Kondo at Horuji Temple, Nara [31] 13. Pagoda at Temple Horuji, Nara [30] 14. Side View Door or Haiden, Shrine of Iyemitsu, Nikko [14] 15. The Daibutsu at Kamakura [19] 16. Inside of Temple Honjido, Nikko [12] 17. Kintai-bashi (or Shoroban-bashi), Su-o [9] 18. Pagoda at Uyeno Park, Tokyo [7] 19. The Castle, Kagoshima [35] 20. Wood Carvings at Nikko Temple [11] 21. The Castle, Osaka [29] 22. The Ho-o-do (Phoenix Hall), Uji [28] 23. Temple of Kiyomizu, Kioto [27] 24. Interior Haiden (Oainona), Niko [16] 25. Inside Temple Chion-in, Kioto [25] 26. Castle of Sendai [18] 27. The Shishinden, an old Imperial Palace, Kioto [24] 28. Wood Carvings of God of Wind and Thunder, Nikko [13] 29. Detail of Wood Carvings of Angels at Nikko [15] 30. Castle of Nagoya [23] 31. Temple of Hachiman, Kamakura [20] 32. Stage for the Sacred Kagura Dance at Mitake Temple [21] 33. The Castle, Kumamoto [34] 34. Castle of Himeji, Harima [32] 35. Itsukushima (or Miyajima), Aki. [33] * This plate is not in the 35 plate (Type B) 1898 edition or 37 plate 1898 edition.

 


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