Imperial University of Tokyo
Tokyo Tei-koku Daigaku

59 Collotype Plates
K. Ogawa, 1900

 

 
Ogawa, K. (Kazumasa)
Imperial University of Tokyo - Tokyo Tei-koku Daigaku, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, Meiji 33 (1900), large 4to (10 5/8 x 15 in - 27 x 38 cm), illustrated cloth over cardboard covers with beveled edges, gilt speckled inside covers and adjacent free pages, two silk ties, spine covered, gilt edges, English and Japanese text, title page, preface, 59 collotype plates (including a four panel fold-out plate), tissue guards on first 8 plates only, a total of 61 leaves all printed on one side only. The title on the front cover is in English only and is recessed and printed on a different fabric than used on the boards. Per the colophon, the book was printed by Ogawa Shashin Seihanjo and published by Ogawa Kazumasa. The book contains a colophon which gives a date of publication of Meiji 33 (1900).

The preface is by K. Ogawa and dated March, 1900, Tokyo. In the preface, Ogawa states that the book was "...sent to the International Exhibition at Paris."

Each plate contains a single image (except for the first 8 plates and the observatory plate) and has a descriptive caption below the image. The majority of the plates are black and white but some appear to be tinted green or perhaps printed in green and white. The plates with the green color tend to be images where there is a significant amount of foliage. The plates are not numbered in the book and there is no plate listing. The number of plates in this book (59) has been confirmed complete as per the same book in library holdings.

The first 8 plates present numerous cameo portraits of high officials and professors. Each of these plates is preceded by a tissue guard with the name and position of the person pictured. The tissue guard captions are positioned directly over the portrait of the person and you can see the image of the individual through the tissue guard. The first plate shows the then current (1900) President, D. Kikuchi and four Ex-Presidents (H. Watanabe, H. Hato, A. Hamao and M. Toyama).

The centerpiece illustration in this book is a four panel fold-out panorama of the University. The panorama is composed of two facing pages, each with a fold-out panel. When the book is opened to these facing plates and the right and left fold-outs are opened you have the full four panel spread which depicts the following areas of the University (from left to right): 1) College of Engineering, 2) Institutes of Zoology and Geology, College of Sciences, 3) Front view of the Colleges of Law and Literature and 4) Library. The fold-out portions are attached at the back to the anchor plates by linen type tape. Fully opened the panorama measures 26.5 x 56 cm.

Wenckstern records this book in Volume II (1894-1906) in these terms:

University, Imperial, in Tokyo (yen 7.50). (Wenckstern, Volume II, page 10).

A two part/volume set with the same title was published by Ogawa in 1904. That set contains a total of 105 plates.

For information on Kazumasa Ogawa and his books, click here.

 
Title Page

 
Preface

 

All 59 Plates in This Book
Titles are those Printed with the Plate

Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard



Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard



Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard



Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard



Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard



Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard



Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard



Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits - names on the tissue guard



Akamon (Red Gate of the University)



College of Engineering - Institute of Geology, College of Sciences - 
Front view of the College of Law and Literature - Library (panorama)

Four Panel Panoramic View of University - Fully Opened Measures 26.5 x 56 cm.


Students Reading Room of the Library



Dormitories



Recreation-Ground



Road to the Recreation-Ground



Recreation-Ground



Central Garden of the University



Foreign Professor's Residence



College of Law and Literature



College of Law and Literature



College of Law and Literature



Lecture Room of the College of Law



College of Medicine



Laboratory of Anatomy



Lecture Room of Anatomy



Museum of Pathology



First Hospital



First Hospital



College of Engineering



College of Engineering



Drawing Room of Architecture



Museum of Naval Architecture



Drawing Room of Naval Architecture



Museum of Mechanical Engineering



Workshop of the College of Engineering



Museum of Mining and Metallurgy



Laboratory of Applied Chemistry



Museum of Applied Chemistry



College of Sciences



Laboratory of Zoology



Museum of Zoology



Laboratory of Geology



Museum of Geology



Tokyo Astronomical Observatory



Front view of the Botanic Garden



Botanic Garden



Greenhouse of the Botanic Garden



Pleasure Garden in the Botanic Garden



Pleasure Garden in the Botanic Garden



Marine Biological Station in Misaki



Marine Biological Station in Misaki



Dormitory of the Marine Biological Station in Misaki



College of Agriculture



Laboratory of Agricultural Chemistry



Institute of Agricultural Chemistry



Museum of Veterinary Medicine



Glass-house of the College of Agriculture



Specimens of the forest trees in ground of the Agricultural College



Buildings for Silkworm Culture



Pasture of the College of Agriculture




Colophon

Printed: Meiji 33(1900).4.15
Published: Meiji 33(1900).4.19
Printer: Ogawa Shashin Seihanjo
Publisher: Ogawa Kazumasa

 
Inside Covers and Front and Back Free Pages

 
Close-up of Collotype Plate (Cameo Portraits - Plates 1-8)

 
Close-up of Collotype Plate (Black and White)

 
Close-up of Collotype Plate (Green Tint)

 
Listing of Plates..

  1. Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits with names on the tissue guard
  2. Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits with names on the tissue guard
  3. Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits with names on the tissue guard
  4. Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits with names on the tissue guard
  5. Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits with names on the tissue guard
  6. Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits with names on the tissue guard
  7. Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits with names on the tissue guard
  8. Tissue guarded plate of cameo portraits with names on the tissue guard
  9. Akamon (Red Gate of the University)
  10. College of Engineering - Institute of Geology, College of Sciences
    - Front view of the College of Law and Literature - Library (panorama)
  11. Students Reading Room of the Library
  12. Dormitories
  13. Recreation-Ground
  14. Road to the Recreation-Ground
  15. Recreation-Ground
  16. Central Garden of the University
  17. Foreign Professor's Residence
  18. College of Law and Literature
  19. College of Law and Literature
  20. College of Law and Literature
  21. College of Law and Literature
  22. College of Medicine
  23. Laboratory of Anatomy
  24. Lecture Room of Anatomy
  25. Museum of Pathology
  26. First Hospital
  27. First Hospital
  28. College of Engineering
  29. College of Engineering
  30. Drawing Room of Architecture
  31. Museum of Naval Architecture
  32. Drawing Room of Naval Architecture
  33. Museum of Mechanical Engineering
  34. Workshop of the College of Engineering
  35. Museum of Mining and Metallurgy
  36. Laboratory of Applied Chemistry
  37. Museum of Applied Chemistry
  38. College of Sciences
  39. Laboratory of Zoology
  40. Museum of Zoology
  41. Laboratory of Geology
  42. Museum of Geology
  43. Tokyo Astronomical Observatory
  44. Front view of the Botanic Garden
  45. Botanic Garden
  46. Greenhouse of the Botanic Garden
  47. Pleasure Garden in the Botanic Garden
  48. Pleasure Garden in the Botanic Garden
  49. Marine Biological Station in Misaki
  50. Marine Biological Station in Misaki
  51. Dormitory of the Marine Biological Station in Misaki
  52. College of Agriculture
  53. Laboratory of Agricultural Chemistry
  54. Institute of Agricultural Chemistry
  55. Museum of Veterinary Medicine
  56. Glass-house of the College of Agriculture
  57. Specimens of the forest trees in ground of the Agricultural College
  58. Buildings for Silkworm Culture
  59. Pasture of the College of Agriculture

 



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