~~ Book 1906200805a ~~

Artistic Japan
Views in the Land of the Rising Sun

"Tamamura the Photographer, Kobe" - c1906
24 Hand Colored Collotype Photographs


 
Cover (Cloth Covered)

Inner Cover

Wrap-Around Case

 
Condition.

Book. The book is in Very Good condition. The binding and cover are solid and hinges unbroken. Internally there are very scattered small stain areas in the plate margins. There is scattered light foxing but it is confined primarily to the plate margins. All tissue guards are present.

Folding Case. The folding case is in Poor condition. While all hinges are unbroken, the majority of the cloth covering on the sides is broken, scraped or missing.

Tamamura Kazaburo:
Artistic Japan, Views in the Land of the Rising Sun, Kobe, Japan, Tamamura, nd (c1906), oblong 5 5/8 x 14 3/4 in (14.1 x 39.7 cm), cloth covered outer flexible boards with single string tie, thick brown paper inner cover, housed in cloth covered wrap-around case, unnumbered but 24 plates. The title Artistic Japan is printed on the front board. The inner cover page indicates "Collotyped and Hand Painted by Tamamura, The Photographer, Kobe, Japan" and carries the second title Views in the Land of the Rising Sun. This book is composed of 24 hand colored collotype photographs by "Tamamura the Photographer" actually printed on the plate. Each plate has a type set descriptive caption printed at the bottom left of the image. The collotypes are protected with tissue guards. There is no colophon.

 
Plate & Image Sizes
  --Image Area: 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 x 8 x 11 1/4 to 11 1/2 in (8.3 to 8.5 x 28.7 to 29 cm)
  --Page Size: 5 1/2 x 14 1/2 in (13.5 x 37 cm)

 
Tamamura Kazaburo published several collotype books/bound folio during the c1900-c1906 period.
These items are characterized by the rather unsual oblong horizontal format.

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:

Mukojima, Tokio, During the Cherry-Blossom Season 


A Forest Scene


Home Sweet Home. Farmers and Peasants' Abodes


Nature in its Winter Dress


An Old Temple in a Lonely Spot


The Sacred Mountain, Fujiyama, from Yoshiwara


The Grove of Pines


The Jinrikisha in the Country


The Historic Kinkakuji (Golden Temple) at Kioto


The Arashiyama Rapids at Kobe


The Halting of Arashiyama Rapids, the Boating Terminus


One of the Private Gardens at Kioto


The Kitase Temple, at Kyoto, in the Foreground


A Pond Amidst the Trees at Nara (The Sarusawa Pond)


A Scene in the Nara Park; (The Deer are Sacred Here)


The Daibutsuden, Nara; The Temple Containing the Colossal Image of Buddha


The Ancient Castle of Osaka


Busy Kobe; A Native Part of the City


Tarumi Village, A Few Miles West of Kobe


A Scene on the Road to Maiko, A Few Miles West of Kobe


"In the Gloaming" at Maiko


Farmers Seclusive Retreats


A View of the Inland Sea; Beauty Covers the Hidden Dangers
 

The Brook in Shimogano Park, at Kioto (vertical format)


Close-up of Hand Colored Collotype 
Image (Plate 18 - Busy Kobe; A Native Part of the City)


Listing of Plates:

  1. Mukojima, Tokio, During the Cherry-Blossom Season *
  2. A Forest Scene *
  3. Home Sweet Home. Farmers and Peasants' Abodes
  4. Nature in its Winter Dress
  5. An Old Temple in a Lonely Spot
  6. The Sacred Mountain, Fujiyama, from Yoshiwara
  7. The Grove of Pines
  8. The Jinrikisha in the Country
  9. The Historic Kinkakuji (Golden Temple) at Kioto
  10. The Arashiyama Rapids, at Kioto
  11. The Halting of Arashiyama Rapids, the Boating Terminus
  12. One of the Private Gardens at Kioto
  13. The Kitano Temple, at Kyoto, in the Foreground
  14. A Pond Amidst the Trees at Nara (The Sarusawa Pond)
  15. A Scene in the Nara Park; (The Deer are Sacred Here)
  16. The Daibutsuden, Nara; The Temple Containing the Colossal Image of Buddha
  17. The Ancient Castle of Osaka
  18. Busy Kobe; A Native Part of the City
  19. Tarumi Village, A Few Miles West of Kobe
  20. A Scene on the Road to Maiko, A Few Miles West of Kobe
  21. "In the Gloaming" at Maiko
  22. Farmers Seclusive Retreats
  23. A View of the Inland Sea; Beauty Covers the Hidden Dangers**
  24. The Brook in Shimogano Park, at Kioto (vertical format)*

    Present in the 22 plate edition only
    Rice Planting

* Only present in the 24 plate edition.

**Slightly different image than in 22 plate edition.



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