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By Terry Bennett

First released in 1996; this electronic variation released 2013

This attention-grabbing ebook reproduces over one hundred forty photos taken among 1853 and 1905 through an important neighborhood and overseas photographers then operating in Japan. virtually one-fourth of the pictures are hand coloured, exceptional examples of a wealthy paintings shape lengthy in view that vanished. The Japan of this publication too has disappeared, yet writer and compiler Terry Bennett has prepare a distinct portrait of the rustic at probably its so much decisive turning element, a state approximately to desert its conventional methods and input the trendy age.

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Tamamura held several addresses during his long career in Yokohama. Although by 1890 he was k n o w n to be at his most famous address, Benten-dori, 1-chome, number 2, he also had a studio called G y o k u s h i n do at Sumiyoshi-cho, 4-chome on Bashamichi-dori. Perhaps the latter was an early address, since it shows up on cartes de visite that appear to have been made in the early 1880s. A n advertisement in the 1903 Japan Advertiser Directory mentions that Tamamura also had a branch at an address designated " N o .

The images in Native Types were elaborately handcolored. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has both volumes. After 1868 Beato's photographic activities lessened. In Japan Photographs: 1854-1905 Worswick claims that the effort to replace the burned material exhausted Beato creatively. More probably Beato began looking Early Western Photographers • 37 for new areas of business and ceased to be extensively involved in p h o t o g raphy. H e did maintain his o w n studio, F. Beato and C o m p a n y , Photographers, from 1869 until 1877, w h e n he sold his stock and archives to the Austrian photographer Baron von Stillfried.

In 1866 a fire destroyed a large part of Yokohama, and Beato lost much of his stock. After a year of frenzied activity he managed to produce replacement material, whose culmination was the volumes Native Types, containing approximately one hundred portraits, and Views of Japan^ containing one hundred landscapes. The images in Native Types were elaborately handcolored. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has both volumes. After 1868 Beato's photographic activities lessened. In Japan Photographs: 1854-1905 Worswick claims that the effort to replace the burned material exhausted Beato creatively.

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