Shashin Shuho - Semi Annual Pictorial.


£350.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. One folding frontispiece and 200 photographic plates. Japanese text. Oblong folio. Original decorated flexible boards, some wear throughout, but overall still a good copy. Unpaginated. Osaka, Asahi Shimbunsha, dated: Taisho 11, 11-gatsu, [i.e. November

Osaka Asahi Shimbunsha was at the forefront of sponsoring amateur photographers in the Kansai area. To celebrate the acquisition of a photogravure printing press in 1919 and the subsequent publication of weekly photographic magazine 'Asahi Graphic' the newspaper organised an open photography competition that would be judged by members of its staff. Shashin Shuho presents the results of the 3rd All-Kansai Photography Competition that was held on October 31st. 200 works were selected from contributions throughout the Kansai area. It includes work by Kometani Koro (1889-1947), Umesaka Ori (1900-1965), and Fukumori Hakuyo (1887-1942). No copy in OCLC.

Stock Code: 203175

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