Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)|
Excursion Photographs, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, 1915 (Taisho 4) March, April & May, Numbers Vol. 2, Nos. 6,7,8, large 8vo (11 3/4 x 8 1/2 in - 30 x 21.5 cm), horizontal format reading Japanese style from back to front, paper wraps with covered string tie and spine cover, two file holes in right margin, text in Japanese, numerous full page illustrations printed in letter press color halftone, letter press halftone black and white, black and white photogravure and black and white collotypes. Each issue begins with a full color haftone plate. At the mid-point in the publication there is a multi-page foldout panoramic collotype view, plates have extensive Japanese language descriptive text as well as a short English title. Each issue has 23-24 full page plates, some printed on one side of the plate only and some printed on both sides of the plate. At approximately the 1/3 point there are two pages of text in Japanese, printed front and back on low quality newspaper stock paper. The journals are housed in an orginal binder with leather (faux?) covered boards embossed with an alligator skin pattern and imprinted with the same illustration as found on the front of each issue. The inside of the binder boards are covered with a paper illustration.
This is a monthly world travel journal. While the scenes are predominately Japanese, other countries are covered.
Volume 2, number 6 (March 1915): - United States: Yellowstone National Park. - Europe/World War I destruction in Soissons France, Belgium & UK. - Tawain (Formosa) Views of Takao, Formosa. - Japan: Cherry blossoms in Tokyo; Senshu Park Akita Ugo; oil wells in Amaze Echigo; Mt. Bandai Iwaki; Sogo Shrine Sakura Shimosa; Cherry blossoms at Kogane Tokyo; seashore at Shizuura Suruga; Zenkoji Temple Shinano; Atsuta Shrine Owari; Kenrokuen Kanazawa Park Kaga; Sanjusangendo Hall Kyoto; Nakanoshima Park Osaka; Aioi pine tree at Takasago Shrine Harima; Okayama Castle Bizen; Mt. Taisen Hoki; Matsuyama Park Matsuyama; Honmyoji Temple Kumamoto. Volume 2, number 7 (April 1915): - London: River Thames, Cloth Hall and St Martain's, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square. - Manchuria: Temple of Tutansan. - Korea Harbour of Fusan. - China: Four different views. - Belgium: WWI damage to the Ypres Church. - Japan: Cherry blossoms in Tokyo; Nakajima Park Sapporo Hokkaido; Risshaku Temple Yamagata; Kaiseizan equestian park Koriyama; Inohana Hill Chiba; Arakawa River Musashi; Kiwano Shrine Mt. Mitake; Hayama seashore Sagami Bay; Nakamura Park Nagoya; Sarusawa Pond Nara; Osaka Castle; Akashi seashore Harima; Saidaiji Temple Bizen; Ochidani Shrine Tottori; Katsura Beach Tosa; Toyosaka Shrine Yamaguchi Suwo; Shikanoshima Island Matsubara Hizen. Volume 2, number 8 (May 1915): - Germany: Rhein Fall. - Canada: St. Lawrence River. - London: Palace London; Buckingham. - Russia: Kremlin, Moscow. - Saghalien: Harbor. - Japan: Flower Gardens, The Awomori Park, Matsu; Mt Iwate, Rikuchu; An Amphitheatral Festival in Sohma, Iwaki; The Tone River, Kohdzuke; Sagishima Benten, Idzu; The Remains of Kohfu-jo (Castle), Kai; The Nagara River, Mino; Panorama of Tomioka, Higo; The Kehi Shrine, Tsuuga; The Uji River, Yamashiro; The Hamadera Park, Idzumi; The Minatogawa Shrine, Kohbe; The Kankakei-valley, Shohdo Island; Yumi-hama Beach, Hohki; Dan-no (an ancient battlefield), Nagato; The Nishi Park, Fukuoka.This is an elusive periodic journal/publication. I can find no record of it in the World Catalogue or on the iNet, aside from this unit.
The presumed starting date is October 1913 (1:1) and ran through September 1914 (1:12). It appears that Volume 2 (2:1) started with October, 1914. That would be consistent with 2:6 (March 1915), 2:7 (April 1915) and 2:8 (May 1915), which are the issues in this unit.
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