Photographer of these images is unknown, but they are possibly by Tamamura, early in his career. Caption printed on mount, below image. Another print of Kyoto is attached to reverse of this mount.
Tamamura was born in 1856. His family had served in the Rinnoji branch of Hoshino as the head priests for the imperial family since 1654. In 1867 he apprenticed under Kanemaru Genzo, and in 1874 opened his first studio. He had a successful career selling albums for export and cabinet cards. He did commissioned projects for a Japanese tea company, and illustrating Captain Francis Brinkley's book series, "Japan: Described and Illustrated by the Japanese". Portraits in Sepia, p. 277.
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Medium Albumen Print, Hand-Colored
Mount 9.5 x 11.75 inches
Photo Date early 1880s Print Date early 1880s
Dimensions 8.5 x 10.75 in. (216 x 273 mm)
Photo Country Japan
Photographer Country Japan
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