The Hanami



Kazumasa Ogawa, S. Takashima, 1897

25 Color Collotype Plates

Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Takashima, A.B.

The Hanami (Flower Picnic) Described by S. Takashima, A.B., Reproduced and Published by K. Ogawa, F.R.P.S., Tokyo, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, 1897 (Meiji 30), distributed by Kelly & Walsh, Yokohama, oblong folio (11 3/4 x 15 in - 30 x 38 cm), decorative cloth covered boards, gilt edges, silk paste on title label, string tied, 1 page of "Explanatory Notes," 25 tissue guard protected color collotype plates. All plates, except one, have a descriptive title in English at the bottom of the image. One plate is a multi-pass color collotype plate similar to those found at the front of the Brinkley books. The others are lightly colored collotype plates. Issued with a decorative cloth folding case. One plate is a multi-pass color collotype plate similar to those found at the front of the Brinkley books. The others are lightly colored collotype plates. Click here to see the title page.

Plate 1        "Rambles under the Cherry Trees"
Plates  2-13   Views in Uyeno Park, Tokyo
Plates 14-21   Views in Mukojima
Plates 22-25   Views in Koganei - last plate is a multi-pass
	         color collotype of cherry blossoms

"Explanatory Notes" state:

The present volume forms another addition to a series of photographs, illustrating different phases of Japanese life, which we have already published. The select views of the three well-known flower resorts in and near the capital, i.e. Uyeno, Mukojima and Koganei, herein contained are faithful representations of the Hanami (Flower-view). It is the Sakura, or cherry that carries away the hearts of little ones, young maidens, and some grown-up children in this country who take it seriously amiss not to try a picnic, when nature adorns the trees with roscate blossoms. With all its prosaic features, the Hanami in none the less an interesting and popular institution in Japan, and after once enjoying it the scene will long linger in the memory of the participant.

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All 25 Plates in This Book

Rambles Under the Cherry Trees


Views in Uyeno Park, Tokyo

Entrance to Uyeno Park

The Same (Viewed from the Hill-Side)

Flower-Viewing Parties

Road along the Shinobazu Pond

Cherry Trees in Full Glory


Entrance to the Toshogu Shrine


The Avenue of Memorial Lanterns


Toshogu Shrine


Promenade Under the Cherry Blossoms


A Happy Family Group


In the Vicinity of the Fine Art School


A Rest on the Tea-House Benches


Views in Mukojima

Tunnel of Flowers


Tea-Houses along the Bank


Approach to the Sumida Banks (From the Azumabashi Side)


Near the Ferry Landing


On the Way Home


Edge of the Bank


Pleasure Boats


Distant View of the Banks - Ferry-boats



An Aged Cherry Tree by the Roadside, Koganei

A View of the Koganei Bridge, Koganei


A Panoramic View of the Banks at Koganei

No Title (mechanical color - multi-pass collotype)



Printed: Meiji 30 (1897).10.19
Published: Meiji 30 (1897).10.22


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