Japanese Studies
H.G. Ponting
Second Edition, 1920
Printed by Taikosha

1920, Second Edition, Collotypes by Taikosha

Ponting, H. G.
Taikosha (Collotypes):
Japanese Studies by H. G. Ponting. F.R.G.S. Collotyped by Taikosha, distributed by Kelly Walsh, Limited, Yokohama, Second Edition, oblong 8vo (11 x 7 1/2 in 28 x 20 cm), 1920 (Taisho 9), bound Japanese style with blue and with string ties, head and foot of spine covered approximately 1 in with cloth, decorated (color) paper over thick cardboard (not pliable) covers, folded pages (with thin folded paper stiffener inside) protected by tissue guards, 52 Japanese scenes taken by the noted English photographer H. G. Ponting and printed in collotype by Taikosha, pages unnumbered. Images are various sizes with a typical image size of 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. Each image has a descriptive title in the left or right margin and most have a relevant line of poetry below the image. The text in this book is printed in red.

A noted photographer, Ponting spent three years traveling throughout Japan. This was just prior to his travels with Scott and Shackleton in the Antarctic, as the official photographer for the expeditions.

A first edition of the book was printed in 1906 with collotypes by the K. Ogawa. For more information on the first edition, click here.

Collotypes (Black and White Collotype Plates, 1920 Taikosha Edition).

  1. Mount Fuji

  2. Evening at Matsushima
  3. *The Pine Clad Shores of Nippon
  4. *Miyajima

  5. The Ivory Carvers

  6. Nara, the Heart of Old Japan
  7. The Abbot of Ikegami
  8. In Shiba Park, Tokyo
  9. A Summer Shower in the Woods
  10. Lake Motosu and Mount Fuji
  11. Meditation, A Study of Gamman-ga Fuchi
  12. O Tsune San

  13. *At Matsushima

  14. *Kameido Temple Garden Tokyo

  15. Traveling by Kago in the Nikko Mountains

  16. Fishing Boats at Kawasaki
  17. Himeiji Castle
  18. On the Hozu Rapids
  19. A Priest of Buddha
  20. Tamadare-no-taki, Hakone
  21. Tea Picking on the Shizuoka Hills
  22. An Avenue of Torri at Inari, Kyoto

  23. The Story Book

  24. In an Old Garden
  25. The Fortune Teller

  26. The Embroiderer

  27. At Fair Miyajima
  28. Wisteria
  29. The Pines of Mio
  30. A Study of the Shoji
  31. The Avenue at Nikko
  32. A Prayer Wheel at Zenkoji
  33. A Glen on the Hozu-gawa
  34. A Priest of Kunozan
  35. On a Pilgrimage to Nara
  36. The Bronze Sculptor
  37. The Nara Pagoda

  38. A Study of a Geisha

  39. Kinkakuji, Kyoto
  40. In Lotus Land
  41. In a Japanese Garden

  42. Painting Pottery

  43. The Golden Days of Autumn
  44. November at the Flower Show
  45. On the Tokaido
  46. The Potter at his Wheel
  47. Moonlight at Kiyomizu, Kyoto

  48. December in Japan

  49. The Daiya River at Nikko
  50. Lake Kawaguchi from Torii zaka
  51. Lake Kawaguchi
  52. Sayonara

* These four plates (two pages folded) are in different sequence in the 1906 first edition with black and white collotype plates by K. Ogawa

Title Page
1920, Second Edition, Collotyped by Taikosha

1920, Second Edition, Collotypes by Taikosha

1920, Second Edition, Collotyped by Taikosha

Printed: Meiji 39(1906).11.26
Published: Meiji 39(1906).11.29
Reprint: Taisho 9 (1920).8.3


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