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MT. FUJI, TREE, MAN AND SNOW -- Morning Light on the Winter Shores of Lake Yamanaka | by Okinawa Soba (Rob)
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MT. FUJI, TREE, MAN AND SNOW -- Morning Light on the Winter Shores of Lake Yamanaka

Burton Holmes loved this old T. ENAMI view, and apparently got good mileage out of it during his live TRAVELOGUE lectures given around the world. After Holmes retired, the photo credit was somehow lost, and everybody thought that Burton Holmes himself had taken the shot.


It appears printed BACKWARDS (!) in two recently-published books, including the otherwise excellent Genoa Caldwell book BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUES (Koln, Germany. TASCHEN, 2006).


This Flickr post shows it in its correct orientation.


In the caption text of Caldwell's book, Burton Holmes seems to personalize this photo. However, that literary device, and Holmes' gradual stripping of proper photo-credits from his famous series of TRAVELOGUE books is a sad and bothersome subject that Okinawa Soba will describe another time.


Here is another shot taken by Enami, probably earlier on the same day as he shot a series of stereoviews.


Snowfall and melt patterns --- never exactly alike over the months, seasons, and years (and shifted by ever-changing winds) mark this T. ENAMI session like a fingerprint.


See what time can do over just a matter of days or months :


In the early days, Enami's relationship with Holmes was more than just as an acquaintance. Enami was also one of only two Japanese photographers that Holmes trusted to do the exquisite, detailed hand-coloring of his vast library of lecture slides. On the USA side, there were two women who shared the responsibility for tinting a portion of his slides as well.


BURTON HOLMES himself in REAL 3D :


BURTON HOLMES looking at 3-D :


The above is from a Sample Set of Classic Meiji and Taisho-era Japan Stereoview and Lantern-Slide images by Japanese Photographer T. ENAMI (1859-1929).





The MOTHER-LOAD of T. ENAMI images is found HERE :




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Taken on October 20, 2007