Japanese costume before the restoration [with] Military costume in old Japan. K. Ogawa.
Japanese costume before the restoration [with] Military costume in old Japan
Japanese costume before the restoration [with] Military costume in old Japan
Japanese costume before the restoration [with] Military costume in old Japan
Japanese costume before the restoration [with] Military costume in old Japan

Japanese costume before the restoration [with] Military costume in old Japan

Tokyo: K. Ogawa [printed by C. B. Woodward, St. Louis], [1893]. First edition, 2 volumes, 4to, pp. [4] plus 17 plates; [4] plus 15 plates; the 32 photographs by K. Ogawa, under the direction of Ko-yu-kai; original illustrated cardstock covers with original silk ties largely perished; covers lightly soiled with occasional wrinkles, very slight dampstaining, not affecting images; overall a good, complete set. Ogawa (1860-1929) was "a pivotal figure in early Japanese photography. He adapted cutting-edge Western technology in photo-printing processes to produce numberous half-tone and collotype publications which transformed the market which had previously concentrated on the more expensive souvenire albums. Ogawa's publications were also instrumental in introducing Japanese art and culture to a mass international audience. He built one of the most successful photographic businesses in late-Meiji Japan. He opened his first portrait studio in Tomioka, Gumma Prefecture, in 1877." Item #30492

Price: $1,500.00

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