Secret Japan

Go to bottom Home • Forum & Guides • Tokyo Restaurants • Onsen • Album • Links • Search Forums • Rules • FAQ Go to top
Go to bottom Log in • Register • Staff Go to top
Calendar 
T. Enami - pictures from the late 19th, early 20th century
 
View previous topic View printer-friendly version Search Display number of posts for each poster in this topic Export topic thread to a text file View next topic
Author Message
sanji
Mod

Offline
Avatar
Total posts: 715

Japan
PostYou have posted in this forum: Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:10 pm Back to top

The first Japanese photography was taken in 1857 by Ichiki Shirō (1828–1903), who made a calotype of Shimazu Nariakira, his clan chief. Shortly later, among the first Western voyagers arriving in Japan were some photographers, including the British photographer Felice Beato (1833 or 1834 - ca. 1907) who arrived in 1863 and opened a commercial photography studio in Yokohama.

One of the famous photographer from that early Taisho period was Enami Nobukuni (江南 信國, 1859-1929) who signed his work as T. Enami. He was very prolific and worked on all popular format of that time, including on stereoviews. He also published many pictures of Japanese monuments and landscapes, and was a contributing photographer to the National Geographic.

Since he published many pictures from places in Japan that are now tourist destination, it seemed interested to display some of the most famous ones.


Tohoku

Matsushima

Image 1310


Kanto

Tokyo

Image 1315   Image 1317   Image 1321
Hibiya garden, Old Imperial Hotel, Ueno


Yokohama

Image 1314
Benten Street, where T. Enami had his photography shop



Kamakura

Image 1318
Daibutsu


Enoshima

Image 1302



Hakone

Image 1303



Yamanaka Lake

Image 1316




Chubu

Asama

Image 1305


Nakasendo

Image 1319
Mt-Myogi



Nagoya

Image 1312
Nagoya castle




Kansai

Kyoto

Image 1307   Image 1308   Image 1309   Image 1320
Bamboo Alley, Kinkaki-Ji, Kiyomizu Temple, Kitano



Nara

Image 1313
Nigetsu-Do



Hikone

Image 1304




Chugoku

Miyajima

Image 1311
floating torii


Iwakuni

Image 1306
Kintai Bridge






One of the technique used by T. Enami is the use of stereoviews - those two pictures places one next to another which, when looked up with special glasses, give the impression of seeing a 3D-picture. You can see the effect by alternating quickly the two images, as on this pictures of workers at Inani Jinja in Kyoto :



If you like this, check the following as well :
Tokyo Ueno : http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/9485/tokyoueno.gif
Nikko Chujenji Road : http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/3737/nikkochujenjiroad.gif
Nakasendo Mt-Myogi : http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/3338/nakasendomtmyogi.gif
Kyoto Kitano : http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/7278/kyotokitano.gif
Kyoto Inani Jinja : http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/3693/kyotoinanijinja.gif
Kamakura Daibutsu : http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/5954/kamakuradaibutsu.gif





There are several excellent resources on the net about T. Enami and its work.

  • The reference if www.t-enami.org - lots of pictures, a detailed biography.
  • Pink Tentacle has an excellent thread on those animated stereograms

Download Post
Display posts from previous:


 Jump to:   



  View previous topic View printer-friendly version Search Display number of posts for each poster in this topic Export topic thread to a text file View next topic

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
Lo-Fi Version
91692 Attacks blocked :: Protected by phpBB Security © phpBB-Amod :: phpBB Security ©  Has Blocked 2,190 Exploit Attempts.
@ 2007 The Integra Team @ 2007 phpBB Group
:: Style IntegraMod © IntegraMod Team 2008 :: All times are GMT + 1 Hour ::

[Page generation time: 0.7618s (PHP: 87% | SQL: 13%) | SQL queries: 75 | GZIP disabled | Debug on]