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Ogawa Kazumasa’s Hand-Colored Photographs of “Some Japanese Flowers”

Ogawa Kazumasa (1860–1929) was a photographer and printer in the Meija era. Besides the beautiful hand-colored flower collotypes here, his subjects included geisha in traditional Japanese costumes and landscapes of Mount Fuji. These images are from his 1896 book Some Japanese Flowers.

Hærdaceous Pæony; 1896; Hand-colored collotype
Iris Kæmpferi; 1896; Hand-colored collotype
Lilies; 1897; Hand-colored collotype
Lily; 1896; Hand-colored collotype
Asa-dsuma-bune; 1896; Hand-colored collotype
Morning Glory; 1896; Hand-colored collotype
Lily; 1896; Hand-colored collotype
Hærdaceous Pæony; 1896; Hand-colored collotype
Lily; 1896; Hand-colored collotype
Tsuzure-no-Nishiki; 1896; Hand-colored collotype
Lily; 1896; Hand-colored collotype
Iris Kæmpferi; 1896; Hand-colored collotype
Lotus Flowers; 1897; Hand-colored collotype (original from the Rijks Museum)
Tree Pæony; 1896; Hand-colored collotype
Images: Creative Commons at Rawpixel

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