- Kage (Shadow)
Photobook, one volume; first edition. Folding colour woodblock print and 11 plates. Japanese text. Small 8vo. Original decorated cloth.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
The publication of Kage coincided with their (the 'Tokyo Shayukai's') first exhibition in May 1903 in Ueno (Tokyo). The author Hosokawa Kako (1881-1964) contributed the first in a series of anecdotal essays that have a literary quality which was popular in this early phase of hobby photography. The highly personal accounts are often written in the style of a diary describing the challenges of travelling with a heavy camera, of difficulties with weather or light conditions, etc. The first five plates delicately explore the subject of ‘shadows’, the other plates show scenic views of coastal regions as well as Lake Chuzenji (in Nikko National Park) both of which are referred to in the text. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)
- PB.261 (Photobook number)
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