25 Hand Colored Collotype Photographs
The bound folio of prints is accompanied by two rice paper items which were laid in loose behind the front free page. One appears to be a wrapper for a newspaper or flyer. The other is an illustrated sheet.
Tamamura Kazaburo (Presumed):
No title, no colophon, not dated (c1900-c1906), oblong 7 3/4 x 17 in (20 x 43 cm), cloth covered outer boards with single string tie, no inner cover or title page, free front page, pages unnumbered but 25 hand colored collotype plates. The images are tipped to plate and not printed on the plate. Each photograph has an English caption hand printed in pencil at the bottom left corner below the image. The collotypes plates are protected with tissue guards. There is no colophon.
The fourth plate in this folio "Arashiyama at Kyoto" is identical to a plate found in Characteristic Japan. Views and Characters in the Land of the Rising Sun where it is captioned "A Hot Spring Day at Asashiyama, Kyoto."
Another plate (11th plate - "Fishing Boats") in this folio is also identical to a plate found in Characteristic Japan. Views and Characters in the Land of the Rising Sun. In that book the caption reads, "The Shikoku fleet of fishing junks. The weather appears fine: but a storm is promised hence the idle appearance of the boats.)"
Across the above 2 Artistic Japan books and this folio the same general scene appears. It is basically the same scene but with slightly different perspectives and taken at different times.
I believe that this folio could be a forerunner or prototype of the soon to be published Characteristic Japan. Views and Characters in the Land of the Rising Sun book.
Book/Folio Size: 7 3/4 x 17 in (20 x 43 cm)
Links to detailed information on this material are below:
Unnamed Bound Folio of Tipped to Plate Prints (25 plates - 7 3/4 x 17 in (20 x 43 cm))
Characteristic Japan. Views and Characters in the Land of the Rising Sun (24 plates - 7 1/2 x 16 1/2 in (19 x 42 cm))
Artistic Japan, Views in the Land of the Rising Sun (22 plates - 5 5/8 x 15 1/2 in (14.1 x 40 cm))
Artistic Japan, Views in the Land of the Rising Sun (24 plates - 5 5/8 x 14 3/4 in (14.1 x 39.7 cm))
All Plates: Wystaria Blossoms at Kameido, Tokyo Fujiyama from Tagonoura Flower Show at Tokyo Arashiyama at Kyoto Canal at Tokyo Hodzu Rapids at Kioto Nikko Temple Kiyomidzu Temple at Kioto Tea House at Uji Near Kioto Picnic Party at Arashiyama, Kioto Fishing Boats Arashiyama at Kioto Hakone Village Okayama Park Near Kobe Hachiman Temple at Kamakura Arashiyama at Kioto Sarusawa Pond at Nara Maiko Beach Near Kobe Arashiyama Near Kioto Okayama Park and Castle Lake Hakone Pagoda at Tokushima Hikone Park Near Lake Biwa Bamboo Grove at Kioto Hikone Garden Close-up of Hand Colored Collotype Image (Plate 23 - Hikone Park Near Lake Biwa)Listing of Plates:
**Slightly different image than in 22 plate edition.
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