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Foto-Post: Shoji Ueda

from the Guardian

William Klein - in pictures

Cineposter, Tokyo, 1961. Photograph: William Klein

SAILING INTO FUJI by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr. THIS IMAGE is one of several examples of a largely ignored facet of Old Japanese Photography -- a genre called "TAISHO ART" or "TAISHO PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY". The pictorialism movement in Japan reached its peak during the reign of EMPEROR TAISHO (1912-26),Ca.1920, Real-photo gelatin silver print. Postcard format.

Beautiful Japan by Yasuhiro Kurata

Japanese-style arched bridge and Yukimi "snow-viewing" lantern in the Asiatic Arboretum, Duke Gardens