Very good condition overall, all collotypes in pristine condition. A treat for the Oriental photography collector. Tamamura Kozaburo ? In he opened a photographic studio in Asakusa, Tokyo and subsequently moved to Yokohama in , opening his most successful studio. Published by Tamamura the Photographer, Kobe, Kobe From: George C. Baxley Alamogordo, NM, U.
Condition: Good. The actual images are approximately 4 x 6 in Pictorial depiction of several aspects of a Japanese marriage. Spans the sequence of events which include the male meeting with a "match-maker" and the actual marriage ceremony a series of several pictures. This edition does not contain a 20th plate which is an image of the wedding gifts. A 20th plate wedding gifts was added to later editions starting with the 5th edition of The boards are in Good condition with significant fading and damage to the edges of the fabric covering.
Internally the plates are in Very Good condition with no foxing, staining or aging. All tissue guards are present. Seller Inventory a.
Published by Kozaburo Tamamura From: rareviewbooks Kensington, MD, U. About this Item: Kozaburo Tamamura, Condition: Very Good. Three 3 volume set of Japanese Views and Characters: Hand tinted photographs by Kozaburo Tamamura and published by him in the late 19th - early 20th century - no date listed.
Each booklet is hardbound with cloth cover and contains 24 views of various locations in Japan. Most all of the views have tissue guards. Tamamura began his photography business in , At its peak in the 's he employed over colorists. Light rubbing to boards with minor wear edge of a few pages in each volume - a few are missing tissue guards, otherwise in lovely condition. Seller Inventory RVB About this Item: Kobe ca. Buff cloth, 3 volume set, oblong format, painted covers [vol. Included is a picture of the Ainu people of the North.
Famous sights and scenery, activties of the people, their homes, customs, costumes, pass-times and other art and cultural aspects. Nicely done, delicately hand-colored. Tamamura had a photography shop in the Askusa area of Tokyo, in relocated to Yokohama. His family were hereditary Samurai retainers to the Hoshino of Rinnoji, a branch of the Imperial family whose head had served as chief priest to the main temple in Nikko since ergo his interest in taking photographs of the temples.
He was internationally renown and was commissioned to provide the stunning figure of , albumen hand-colored photographs of Japan for the book by F. Although these photographs are not signed, which is a common feature for most all early period Japanese photos. The photos have the 'distinct look' of Tamamura's style of composition and photographic 'markers. The b. Published by J. Millet Company, Boston About this Item: J. Millet Company, Boston, Ogawa flower collotypes , Kozaburo Tamamura hand colored albumen photographs illustrator.
This book contains "Chapter XII. The covers are soiled and have small tears and scrapes, primarily along the edges. The corners are worn and bumped. Thre is a 2 x 4 inch tear to the covering on the back which is stained. Internally, the book is clean and free from faults. Only very light and occasional foxing. All the photographs are clean and much brighter than usual. Were there no tear on the back cover, I would rate the book as Very Good.
If shipment is to be outside the US, please email for exact charge. Seller Inventory b. Published by N. About this Item: N. Hard Cover. Hand-painted linen over boards, side-stabbed binding with green thread and corner guards intentionally without spine , covers measure: 16 cm x 23 cm, with images measuring approximately Collotyped and hand painted in Japan. Each volume containing 24 colour collotypes printed one-side, captioned in English and with tissue guards.
Each volume contains two hand-drawn images on the title-page: vol. Covers are lightly dust soiled and a bit tanned around the margins, all three volumes have an ink number in the top corner of title-page, vol. Although there is no collophon or photographer mentioned, these "Souvenir" books are attributed to Kozaburo Tamamura based upon the similarity with his known work.
Size: Oblong 16mo. Illustrated By K. First Edition Thus. Condition: Fine. Ogawa flower collotype , Kozaburo Tamamura hand colored albumen photographs illustrator. Section I to IV 4 books covering pages These sections are from a 15 section version of the book that is not given an edition name nor is quantity printed stated.
When assembled, all 15 sections from this series would provide the same text and illustrations found in the regular editions of the set such as the "Yedo" edition. The pages are uncut folded pages. In addition to a K. Ogawa color collotype of a flower each volume contains two albumen photographs there are numerous halftone text illustrations.
Each section also contains a plate mono color stencil art plate. In the four books there are 4 K. Ogawa color collotypes, 8 hand colored albumen photographs and 4 stencil art plates. Ogawa collotypes are crisp and clean. Text very clean. Pages are uncut. Albumen photographs faded as is usual.
About this Item: [Japan ca. Two hand-colored albumen images Tamamura Kozaburo [? His family were hereditary retainers to the Hoshino of Rinnoji, a branch of the Imperial family whose head had served as chief priest to the main temple in Nikko since ergo his interest in taking photographs of the temples there.
A tiny hamlet lies at the foot of a hill along the banks, with a moored sail boat. Terraced rice-paddies climb up the hillside with pine trees, quite a charming scene. The city of Nagasaki appears nestled on the opposite side of the harbor. Unusually shaped tall pine trees surround the shrine, with a red Torii gate adjacent, then another Torii gated in granite at the waterfront and a small solid stone lantern nearby.
Several smaller Japanese sailing ships are anchored with tall masts visible. An excellent image, sharp, with a tiny bit of red on, other colors pastel. Two hand-colored albumen photographs, very clean, pastel colors Nicely done. Takaboko shows the snake-like straits with a small island in the bay, and a few small sail boats entering the straits, a tiny hamlet lies at the foot of a hill along the banks, with a moored sail boat.
This is a stunning early panoramic view of Nagasaki Bay from a Shinto shrine at the water's edge. The city of Nagasaki appears on the opposite side of the harbor. An unusually shaped tall pine trees surround the shrine, with a red Torii gate. Adjacent is a granite Torii gate at the waterfront. A single and solid stone lantern stands nearby. An excellent image, sharp, with a tiny bit of red used, else other colors are in pastel shades.
Published by ]. From: Maggs Bros. About this Item: ]. First edition. Colour lithograph title and 15 hand-coloured collotype plates with English captions. Oblong 8vo. Original cloth boards, a very good copy. Kobe, Tamamura, Meiji 41 [i. It may truthfully be said that all civilised nations of the earth are interested in tea. It is a plant possessing peculiar properties, affording relief to a distracted brain, and rendering the mind capable of withstanding troubles and tribulations to which all flesh is heir.? About this Item: [Yokohama c. Grey raw silk covered boards, green silk thread ties, 25 hand-colored collotype photos, ca 26 x RAR A charming work, consisiting of 24 pages of photos each with English description of the scene, with a tissue guards.
A vivid view into the Meiji genre and life style, Kimono, coiffure, furniture and others. Nicely done, beautifully bound. About this Item: [Yokohama n. Silk thread tied spine, color woodblock printed covers, oblong ablum, Japanese theatre: Taiko Hideyoshi and his two sons in gorgeous court costume of the 15th century.
The Kwanjo or female attendants at a the Mikado court in Tokyo. Taking the cool air on the Kamogawa in Kyoto. This photo is very similar to one found in Winke, see below for details. Chanoyu or tea-drinking ceremony. A "Loving Couple" shows two Tokyo Geisha's holding hands, and cheek to cheek. The Torioi or Japanese street musician, shows a woman playing a Shamisen. A secret message, shows two Geishas in a tea-house. Kompira pilgrims, at the famous Shinto temple of Kompira on Shikoku Island.
A vegetable seller, who carries his wares on a bamboo pole [the yoke] over his shoulder. Carpenters at work. Japanese peasants with large baskets on their shoulders loaded with fire wood. Picking tea leaves. He was an originator of the Yokohama shashin photographic scene. His studio was still operating in Early Japanese photographer and one of the originators of "Yokohama Shashin" tourist photos. Opened shop in Asakusa, Tokyo in Namely attributed to Kashima or Ogawa Kazumasa. It is a well known fact, that a good number of Japanese negatives were sold, loaned borrowed and exchanged between both foreign and Japanese photographers and photograph studios from the 's onwards.
Therefore the exact photographer who took the photograph is commonly in question. Though there has been a lot of research and efforts to identify negative numbers, each photographer and photographic studio enhanced, changed or altered the original negative at will to create a system that would match his own needs. This left complete chaos in the field for those of use who would like to truly identify the actual person responsible for taking the photograph. Unknown view of a large river with a bridge and lumberyard in the foreground. There is no negative number, it was likely taken near Yokohama or Tokyo along a large river with low hills in the background.
Several small boats ply the river. The bridge seems to be built of steel, indicating a Meiji period work. Nicely done with a keen eye. This is confirmed to be Osaka castle, a very similar view is found and is illustrated Zannier [see below] on p. Typical street scene, a single electric pole in the immediate foreground, with other poles in the deep foreground, a few wires go to businesses.
A large number of people, rickshaw pullers are in the street, a large majority of people face the photographer who must have been on a very tall ladder, causing a commotion, nevertheless the image is very clear and no loss of focus during exposure. This must be dated around the late 's's with the advent of electricity. A small fleck of the photo surface lacking, else clean, a touch of over done red as common in the early Meiji period. Numbered in the negative: A Tennoji Pagoda, Osaka. This shows a nice two-sided perspective of the pagoda and the background temple building. Numbered A Kasuga at Nara.
Shows a lovely pathway with four deer, many stone lantern on both sides of the road, thick forest trees. This exact image is found in March, see below, on p. Numbered A Nigetsudo at Nara. Shows the stone steps up to the shrine, with is stunning architecture. A few people freeze during the photographing. Beautifully composed. Numbered 75 Nara Park. This shows a pavilion with three people looking over the lake and red Momiji tree and pine tree. Numbered G4 Nagasaki Harbour. This is a stunning view from the hill overlooking the city and harbor.
There is a very tall red-brick chimney at the far right, with a smaller one just below that as well, likely a brick or other factory. A large number of vessels including a few which look like foreign ships anchored in the bay. Numbered View of Miyajima. This is listed in Bennett by this number, he states the photographers as either Ogawa Kazumasa, or Ogawa Sashichi, with question marks. This image shows the great Torii gate in the water, and the large stone beacon lantern with a young boy petting a deer. This is a famous shrine island just below Hiroshima. This sows a large pie tree overlooking the Inland sea, two small islands and three small boats in the lower right, a picturesque scene.
This is of course a well-known and "classic" image showing the red lacquered bridge. There are a few electric poles in the background making this around 's. A similar image is found in March, p. Numbered 16 Yomeimon Gate, at Nikko. The elaborately colored entrance gate to the grave temples of Japan's Shoguns. Numbered 53 Inside Iyemitsu Temple, Nikko.
Found in Bennett as number Shows the elaborately designed interior view of the temple and its shrine. Numbered I 83 Ganman, Nikko. Probably the work of Ogawa Kazumasa. A similar image is illustrated in March, see below, as found on p. Numbered P67 Chinese Music. This shows seven musicians each wearing usual hats and playing musical instruments.
They stand before a two-story house and bamboo fence. This looks to be in. Jahrhunderts bis Anfang des Three sepia-toned carte d'visite, each is 5. Seldom found, three early ca. Each is studio posed, the officers are finely uniformed in full military dress uniforms with hip swords. Two wear white gloves. All three of these men were graduates of the Japanese Military Academy. The verso [back side] are blank, except for the officer's names, lightly penciled in. Each card has rounded corners as issued by the photographer.
All in all very nice examples. Even more rare, is to find them with the name of the person photographed! Therefore, identified photographs are again exceptionally obscure and RARE! Mounted watercolors are of waterflow, a crane, other birds, flowers, fish, insects, landscapes, a fantastical depiction of men painting the foot and leg of a giant or tiny men doing that of an ordinary man, or some other interpretation , a giant mask being lifted by children, other human studies.
The watercolors are notable for their bright, vivid colors, their sharpness and precision of detail, their elegant spare composition. While each illustration can stand on its own, and the subject matter is by no means uniform, there is something quite alluring about the entire ensemble, as if they are meant to be of one piece. Based on the chop impressions, though, they appear to be by several artists.
To appreciate their beauty, of course, one has to see images , or better yet, the pictures in person. Light to moderate wear of the fabric pastedown on the cover, with light soiling and some minor holes or spots of worn fabric. Entirely clean within, and all the watercolors are bright. Very Good. First Edition.
Near Fine. Text in English and Japanese. The female image is a comprehensive survey of the genre of bijinga 'prints of beautiful women' produced in the Shin hanga tradition that evolved in the early 20th century. Prints by major artists such as Hashiguchi Goyo , Torii Kotondo and Ito Shinsui are included, as are examples from more obscure print designers which have rarely been reproduced.
Tokyo , Ogawa]. Crepe paper covered boards,very clean, paper label, purple silk thread ties, oblong format Also showing the lavish flower and manicured gardens, rock gardens, miniature lake, rivers chrysanthemums and other prize flowers. The interior views of the villa show elaborate screens, art objects, architecture of the room and buildings, grand halls, guest rooms, the Tokunoma, and several other views of the great house and its entrance, with horse drawn carriage. Many Jinrikisha men sit besides their vehicles as their masters are being entertained.
Delicately hand colored with great skill, expert composition for each photograph. An excellent example of 19th century architecture, garden and photography. Isshin is also a first name used by Ogawa. He started studying English and photography at the age of 15 under Yoshiwara Hideo, then in he moved to Tokyo in order to further hone his English language skills. One year later, Kazumasa was hired as an interpreter in the Yokohama Police Department, while learning photography from the celebrated Shimoka Renjo in Yokohama. He also studied collotype printing in Albert Type Company.
Four years later, he established the Tsukiji Kampan Seizo Kaisha [Tsukiji dry plate manufacturing company], which manufactured dry plates for use by photographers. Ogawa printing factory. In the same year, Kazumasa worked as an editor for Shashin Shimpo [The Photography Journal], the only photographic journal available at the time which he printed using the collotype printing process. In he was responsible for taking pictures of Tokyo's most attractive geisha, to commemorate the opening of the Ryounkaku.
Black accordian folded lacquer album, ca. Kusakabe Kimbei  was a well-known Japanese photographer, who served the foreign community in Yokohama, operating from ca. He created lovely photographic albums with scenery, studio images of posed Japanese men and women and a wide variety of other souvenir albums. His work was of a high quality and an interesting nature. Kusakabe was a very unique Japanese photographer who understood Western photographic principals, but stuck to his native Japanese style and tradition of capturing native Japanese subjects with great skill.
Kusakabe likely apprenticed with both Beato and Stillfried as a photograph colorist. In he managed to acquire a number of Beato and Stillfried negatives which were reprinted and sold in his albums. Kusakabe being located on the main street in Yokohama had many foreign clients who purchased his albums.
His landscapes captured what 19th century Japan was truly like. His portraits also reflect a "natural" beauty and quality not found in the work of other Japanese photographers of the time, even though many were posed. Kusakabe also sold photographs by the famous Nagasaki photographer Ueno Hikoma. There is common confusion regarding the works of both Kusakabe Kimbei and those of Kashima Seibi . Ogawa as Kashima helped finance Ogawa's collotype [photo] business. See Bennett below for more biographical and other details on these photographers.
A charming and early photographic album. Contains views of a Japanese family at their rural home. The family consists of ten people, from grand parents, down to the youngest baby. All family members of course wear the traditional Kimono and "Geta" [thonged wooden shoes with two cleats] as a standard form of footware. Two Jin-rickshaws on the Tokaido highway, a heavily loaded basket merchant, in front of a palace wall.
A Geisha party with all guests having a great time, singing, and drinking Saki [warmed rice wine], while four Geishas play music, sing and dance to entertain their guests.
Antique hand-tinted photos Vol3 Japanese Edition. Otherwise it is like a Antique hand-tinted photos Vol1 Japanese Edition - is the sense of Antique hand-tinted. Vintage hand tinted portrait of a Japanese woman in Kimono Hanbok Coréen, Japanese Culture, . yama-bato: “ Tsukioka YOSHITOSHI Date: Not dated; late original edition .. Hand-colored photo, Japan, by photographer Shinichi Suzuki. Mel (Harusame surimono-jō), vol. 3 | Japan | Edo period (–) | The Met.
Nara Goto Pagoda. A basket maker at his art. The Yao-ya [vegetable seller] with his two baskets suspended on his shoulder yoke. This has been the typical and standard method of carrying things in Asia for centuries. Tea pickers. A "Cago" [a kind of palanquin] carrying a young Kimono-clad girl by two coolies. Otani bridge and the shrine in Kyoto, with Jin-rickshaw parked.
A group of seven Geishas, musicians and dancers at a "dancing party. Yokohama Benten Dori? Two Kimono-clad Japanese girls hugging. This is a famous and classic image. A main street scene in Tokyo, old Edo. A Sacred bridge. Tagoura bridge with Mt. Fuji in the background. Two Japanese girls weaving thread. Over all a nicely executed albume of nice photographs. A group of nine, hand-colored albumen photographs, ca. Two Buddhist pilgrims receiving food from a rural farm housewife. Silk worm culture: two photos, the first shows two Kimono-clad girls with elaborate coiffeur collecting silkworm cocoons while kneeling before a large folding screen with color paintings.
The second shows three men wearing traditional Kimono, one with a Haori [jacket] who works on the silkworm cocoons and rice straw nests. A Japanese male flower vendor, Kimono-clad in a studio posed image. He holds a scissors in one hand and a bunch of chrysanthemums in the other. He stands before a bamboo yolk a kind of traditional Asian carrier which he shoulders as he walks the streets, looking for buyers.
This quite an unusual and classic image. Japanese farm scenes: a. Others work in the fields. Both wear well worn, rough looking Kimonos. They are using large bamboo baskets. Great early technology image! As usual, they show some old glue on left edge, some edges a bit worn, and a bit of old brown stain.
Please see the photos posted to our website for more details. A grass covered oblong album,50 hand-colored large photographs either slipped in to slots,or some tipped in, ca. Tamamura Kozaburo [?? His family were hereditary retainers to the Hoshinno of Rinnoji, a branch of the Imperial family whose head had served as chief priest to the main temple in Nikko since ergo his interest in taking photographs of the temples there. He was internationally renown and was commissioned to provide the stunning figure of , albumen hand-colored photographs of Japan for the book by F.
His photographs are an excellent record of an earlier Japan, capturing the Japanese as they were, in native dress, the scenery and life styles of the period. Following three are prostitutes: NO. NEW NO. These three images show a good number of very young girls about years old who likely catered to foreigners ergo their inclusion in this tourist album, souvenir of a "Good Time in Japan. Every day Japanese women always tied their Obi in back. Another house with many young Japanese girl-prostitutes on display on the upper balcony.
Nagasaki was Japan's southern port for foreign vessels and lots of sailors had off duty time. Many of the images in this album or similar ones are found or listed here. Lacquered covers, gilt decor- ations, accordion folded, 19 x 14 cm. This album contains a many excellent Yokohama views, and also a good number of images of Japanese women. Tamamura Kozaburo [? He made photographs and sold hand-colored photographic photo albums as souvenirs to foreigners.
Tamamura got his start in photography when in he began to work for Adolfo Farsari . He was an Italian photographer based in Yokohama. His studio, the last notable foreign-owned studio in Japan, was one of the country's largest and most prolific commercial photographic firms. Largely due to Farsari's exacting technical standards and his entrepreneurial abilities it had a significant influence on the development of photography in Japan.
The studio is noted for its fine portraits and landscapes that were often hand-coloured and presented in beautifully bound albums. The firm also produced photographic prints from negatives by Felice Beato. After at least two visits to Japan in the early to mids, Austrian photographer and nobleman Baron Raimund von Stillfried became a resident of Yokohama in where he learned photography from Felice Beato.
Agent de police: policeman. Prints For Hand Tinting. Gubbins on Taxation and Land Tenure in Japan. First of all, because of its size and weight, most pages cannot be fully open without 64 Beverly Stapells Board corners a trifle rubbed.
Another incarnation of the firm was the Japan Photographic Association, under which name it was listed in Until the firm operated under both names interchangeably. In the subsequent years a number of legal battles and other entanglements ensued between the two, also involving Stillfried's brother, Franz von Stillfried. Around , Kusakabe Kimbei obtained a quantity of Stillfried's original negatives, which Kusakabe included in some of his albums in the late s and the s. Farsari held the bulk of the firm's negatives, only for them to be destroyed in a fire in along with all of Adolfo Farsari's own stock.
In , he managed to acquire a number of Beato and Stillfried negatives which were reprinted in his albums. Tamamura worked from his Yokohama studio. He was later commissioned to provide all the photos appearing the famous Capt. Brinkley book on Japan, see below. This charming album contains 50 photographic scenic views of Japan:. Nagoya castle. Ueno park Tokio. Nezame at Nakasendo. Hommoku Yokohama. Honganji Temple Kyoto. Fuji from Hakone Lake. Lake at Nikko. Dogashima Hakone. Hikone garden. View of Matsushima. Iris garden Tokio. Flying carp flags for May boy's day.
Yokohama town. Shimbashi Tokio. Sanmaibashi Umoto Tokkaido [a long wooden bridge]. Hakone Lake. Benten Bashi Yokohama [triple stone bridge]. Hatoba at Yokohama. Wisteria blossoms Tokio. Waraido Nikko. Wistaria Flower Tokio.
Sacred Bridge at Nikko. Lotus Pond Kamakura. All of these women are elaborately dressed in beautiful and stunningly decorated silk Kimono, with period coiffeur. Each is nicely hand-colored in pastel, very light and reserved on the use of bright reds, very sharp images , not faded, nicely executed. Tokio Buff stitched stiff wrs.
He lived in Tokyo and taught Western drawing, perspective, and watercolors at the National Military School. Depicting the common Japanese in their different walks of life. Shows some of the striking contrasts from traditional Japanese society and dress and that of the early Meiji period when Western influences changed the Japanese and their culture. L'Etudient: A student, signed in plate. Ecoliers: group of children.
Officer, signed in plate. Soldad: soldier, signed in plate. Matelot: sailor, signed in plate. Fonctionnaire: civil servant, signed in plate. No title: A reader. Koto player with a woman looking on. Bonze: Buddhist priest, signed in plate. Agent de police: policeman. Servante, servant girls, signed in plate. Lacteur: postman, signed in plate.
No title. Japanese man sits before a small Hibachi [brazier] trying to keep his hands warm, with coins to his right on the table, likely a merchant of some kind, he is bundled up with a heavy winter scarf. Two women play shuttlecock. A woman does another woman's coiffeur. A young woman carries a bucket of water. Washer woman. A woman eats.
Marchand de Remedes: medicine seller. Shows two men hold an umbrella wearing Kimono and carrying a small satchel. No title: Shows a man in a broad flat bamboo hat standing near a castle, with electrical wires in the background, he smokes a small Kiseru pipe and wears a short Kimono.
Signed in the plate: "G. Betto, horse groom holds the bridal of a horse. Jinrikiski: rickshaw puller, signed in block. Pecheur, A Fisherman, signed in block. Ama, masseur, shows No title. Man in a long Kimono smoking he holds a long staff [stick] in his right hand and touches his smoke with his left hand. He faces left. A seller of fish. Shows a scavenger. Shows a Geta [shoe] seller man who holds two pair of Geta and calls out his sales cry.
A rural landscape. Back cover shows a street scene, a mother carries her child on her back, a gas street light, and an electrical wire with many businesses and hoses along the street. The total copper etched sketches is 31 in all. The front cover has some minor small foxing spots, some other dark spots mostly along the spine and lower edge, with the usually 'dusty' covers for a book of this period. The back cover has a few minor foxing spots, with some of the usual dustiness consistent with a book of this period. The contents are remarkably clean with a bit of minor foxing to the first fly leaf and barely any at all in the following pages and is limited to the margins, the images are very clean.
On the back cover it is 16 x The internal leaves have a wide variety of image sizes. If this is critical please inquire with us. Please check our website we may have some in stock. Wenckstern: I, p. Georges Bigot's Passion for Japan. Green accordion Japanese album 11 x 16 cm. There is an overt 'appeal' to the sell these to American GI's who had lots of money compared to the very 'starving' and 'poor' average Japanese , at the end of a humiliating World War II.