Illustrated Companion to
Murray's Japan Guide-Book

Kazumasa Ogawa, 1894
[100 Plates]

Ogawa, Kazumasa:
Illustrated Companion to Murray's Japan Guide-Book, Tokyo, K. Ogawa, distributed by Kelly & Walsh, Limited, Yokohama, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore, 12mo (7 1/2 x 3 5/8 in - 13.6 x 9.3 cm), 1894, horizontal format, red cloth with gilt lettering on front cover, unpaginated, 100 black and white halftone plates. Each plate printed on a separate page and accompanied by a descriptive title and a reference to the page in the Murray Guide-Book (4th edition - published in 1894 also) that it pertains to. The image area of the plates measures 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 in - 19 x 12.8 cm). The title page describes the plates as "photo-engraved." The printing process employed is that which is now know as halftone printing.

Kazumasa Ogawa is best know for his labor intensive collotype printing of photographic images. I believe that the book Ayame-san, A Japanese Romance of the 23rd Year of Meiji (1890) published ca. 1892 was his first significant venture into halftone printing. That book employed a very high quality form of halftone printing (Meisenbach process). For more information on that book, click here.

This book seems to mark a transition from the high quality halftone process to the faster and less expensive, but lower quality, traditional halftone printing process. I view this book as Kazumasa Ogawa's first significant entry into the mass marketing of photographic images.

For information on Kazumasa Ogawa, click here.

Preface

Title Page

 
The 100 "Photo-Engraveed" (Halftone) Plates:

      
  1. Ieyasu
  2. The Daibutsu at Kamakura
  3. Temple of Hachiman, Kamakura
  4. The Great Bell, Kamakura
  5. Cave at Enoshima
  6. Actors at the Tokyo Theatre, Danjuro, Fukusuke, Sadanji
  7. Daimyo's Mansion, Tokyo
  8. Choku-Gaku Mon, Shiba
  9. Graves of the Forty-Seven Ronins
  10. Inner Moat, Tokyo
  11. Shokonsha Temple, Tokyo
  12. Koraku-en Garden, Tokyo
  13. Pagoda, Ueno Park
  14. Lotus in Lake Shinobazu
  15. Cherry Avenue, Mukojima
  16. A Wrestler (Nishi-no-Umi)
  17. Wistaria Blossom at Kameido, Tokyo
  18. Buddhist Altar, Ikegami
  19. Daruma
  20. Mosaic Wood-work at Yumoto
  21. Road to Miyanoshita
  22. Dogashima
  23. Miyanoshita and Dogashima
  24. Image of Jizo Near Ashinoyu
  25. Fuji from the Otome-Toge
  26. Fuji for Lake Hakone
  27. Lake Hakone
  28. Hot Springs in Shuzenji River
  29. Pilgrims to Fuji
  30. Waterfalls of Kami-ide
  31. Natural Arch at Myogi-san
  32. Ikao
  33. Temple of Haruna
  34. Lake Haruna
  35. Yomei-mon Gate, Nikko
  36. Avenue of Cryptomerias Leading to Nikko
  37. The Red Bridge, Nikko
  38. Carved Phoenix in Temple of Ieyasu, Nikko
  39. Oratory of Iemitsu's Mausoleum, Nikko
  40. Kirifuri Waterfall, Nikko
  41. Lake Chuzenji
  42. Lake Yumoto
  43. Eruption of Bandai-san
  44. Stage for the Sacred Kagura Dance
  45. Monkey Bridge, Saruhashi
  46. The Hanging Bridge, Fujikawa
  47. The Fujikawa, Showing Basket-Work Embankments
  48. Rapids of the Tenru-gawa
  49. The Hida Range from the Nakasendo
  50. The Naiku Temple, Ise
  51. Fuji from the Tokaido
  52. Nagoya Castle
  53. Cormorant Fishing Near Gifu
  54. Bridge of Boats, Shionada
  55. Higashi Mochiya, Near Top of Wada Pass
  56. Lake Suwa
  57. View of the Kisogawa
  58. Nezame-no-Toko
  59. Nunobiki Waterfalls, Kobe
  60. Street in Osaka
  61. The Castle, Osaka
  62. Palm-Trees at Sakai
  63. Evening al Fresco on the Kamogawa
  64. Boat-shaped Pine-tree at Kinkakuji
  65. Colonnades of Torii at Temple of Inari, Fushimi
  66. Doll Shop, Fushimi
  67. Images in the San-ju-san-gen-do, Kyoto
  68. Archery at the San-ju-san-gen-do, Kyoto
  69. Approach to Kiyomizu-Dera, Kyoto
  70. Temple of Kiyomizu, Kyoto
  71. Interior of Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto
  72. Maruyama, Kyoto
  73. Interior of Chion-in, Kyoto
  74. Ginkakuji, Kyoto
  75. The Rapids, Kyoto
  76. Arashi-Yama
  77. Tea-Picking at Uji
  78. Giant Pine-Tree at Kamasaki
  79. Avenue of Lanterns at Kasuga, Nara
  80. Temple of Kasuga, Nara
  81. Deer in the Park of Kasuga, Nara
  82. Performers of the Sacred Dances (Miko)
  83. The Sarusawa Pond, Nara
  84. Pilgrims to the "Thirty-Three Holy Places"
  85. Wakanourma and Kimii-dera
  86. Nachi Waterfall, Kisuh
  87. Ama-no-Hashidate
  88. Scene in the Island of Awaji
  89. Onomichi
  90. Miyajima
  91. Tomotsu on the Inland Sea
  92. Kintaikyo Bridge
  93. Strait of Shimonoseki
  94. Kagoshima and Volcano Sakura-Jima
  95. Nagasaki
  96. Pappenberg, Nagasaki
  97. Matsushima
  98. Cutting Ice at Goryo-kaku
  99. Otaru
  100. An Aino Family

 
Close-up of the Halftone Printing

 
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