This photograph on glass is a hundred years old, but looks like it could have been taken yesterday. The eye and heart of a good photographer is the same in any age.
Ca.1900-1910 Hand-tinted Glass Lantern Slides sold by T. TAKAGI of KOBE. Photos attributed to KOZABURO TAMAMURA of Yokohama, who sold his negative stock and Kobe branch studio to Takagi.
Takagi also published many collotype books of Japanese images in a themed context. However, there is nothing to indicate which pictures might be by him, or by Tamamura.
Although Takagi was a camera operator in the studio, the weight of evidence for the large range of "classic images" put out under his name seem to fall to Tamamura of Yokohama, and later, Tamamura's son.
Compare the above view with a related image by T. ENAMI www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2351811408/
Enami often went for the more rustic view, dragging his camera into remote forests and mountains to get his shot. TAMAMURA / TAKAGI usually stayed closer to the towns and temple for shots like these.
RANDOM SOBA : www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/random/