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AT THE TOMB OF JAPAN'S KING OF STEREOVIEWS AND LANTERN-SLIDES -- Photographer T. ENAMI'S Grandson Keisuke, and His Wife Ryoko. | by Okinawa Soba (Rob)
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AT THE TOMB OF JAPAN'S KING OF STEREOVIEWS AND LANTERN-SLIDES -- Photographer T. ENAMI'S Grandson Keisuke, and His Wife Ryoko.

There are well over 700 old images of Japan photographed by T. ENAMI (1858-1929) posted here on flickr. You can also see his photos on 100s of other blogs and Websites as well. The above photo by Okinawa_Soba shows the spot where Enami's ashes are interred.

 

You are in the graveyard of the Ichijo-in Temple, nesteled in a quiet Koto-ku neighborhood of Tokyo's old and historic Shita-Matchi District. Also visiting and taking pictures with the Enami descendants this day are Naomi Izakura of the Japan Camera Inspection Institute (JCII), and Torin Boyd, Polaris Photographer and photo-historian who re-discovered the portrait of T. Enami that his grandson Keisuke is holding.

 

Naomi and Torin co-authored the year-2000 book PORTRAITS IN SEPIA, an encyclopedic, bi-lingual check-list of all early Japanese Photographers. Okinawa_Soba was shooting 3-D (as usual).

 

The above photo (minus the yellow over-print) appeared as a copyrighted B/W image in TERRY BENNETT'S book OLD JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHS -- COLLECTORS' DATA GUIDE (Quaritch, 2006), where the complete background story of "Searching for T. Enami" is told. This book is described at : www.old-japan.co.uk/book_ojp.html

 

THE T. ENAMI PHOTO COLLECTION : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/collections/7215761388...

 

A follow-up discussion of Enami's Life, times, and accomplishments is found at www.t-enami.org/

 

NOTE : Keisuke passed away on October 25, 2008, and his remains were interred with those of T. Enami at this very spot.

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