Some Japanese Flowers: Photographs by Kazumasa Ogawa
Captivated in his youth by the new technology of photography, Kazumasa Ogawa (1860–1929) became one of the most enterprising and important early photographers, technicians, and printers in Japan. Born shortly before the Meiji era (1868–1912), or period of “enlightened rule,” and educated in both the United States and Japan, Ogawa produced a range of illustrated books for the Western market. His work focused on traditional architecture, scenic views, and subjects associated with Japanese culture, such as national festivals, military tableaux, ritual customs, costumed geisha, and flowers.
- 52 pages, 6 1/2" x 7 1/4"
- 38 color and 1 b/w illustrations