LUNCH BREAK on the HONMOKU TIDAL FLATS of NEGISHI VILIAGE, YOKOHAMA
By T. ENAMI, ca,1898-1905. Shell Pickers (Clam Diggers) south of Yokohama.
View number S-484 or S-485 from Enami's 3-D Catalog.
Title printed under the above view does not match the titles given for this position in the Enami Catalog. This is typical of both Enami and Kimbei, whose catalog titles and captions on the photos were often related, but not exactly the same.
Back before WW2, a half-stereoview of the above T. ENAMI image was published as a full-page illustration in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. Enami was an alumni of that special circle of photographers whose compositions have illustrated articles appearing between the covers of this yellow-bordered magazine --- in Enami's case, his photographs have appeared in at least four issues.
This scene on the tidal flats is about two and a half miles as the crow flies, south of Enami's studio. After WW2, the ocean seen just behind this group was land-filled to the horizon for oil tanks, industry, and highways. The cliffs, however, remain exactly as you see them, with a narrow public park running along the base. The picnickers would now be sitting in a man-made pond, and just off to the right, an elevated multi-lane expressway is backed-up during rush hour.
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