T. ENAMI PHOTO on 1904 LESLIE'S WEEKLY COVER
THE WAR SPIRIT STIRS JAPAN !!!
While the four glass slides below this on the photostream show some T. Enami images sold in Japan, his "current event" images of a journalistic nature were also in demand outside of Japan, an example of which is shown above --- provided to the magazine by his USA stereoview partner GRIFFITH & GRIFFITH of Philadelphia, PA.
While the studios of his more famous contemporaries such as KIMBEI, TAMAMURA, K. OGAWA et al rarely ventured outside the "classic" portrayal of Japan, Enami covered all the bases, all the time.
He was liked and respected by all western photographers known to have worked with him. Although he himself was well grounded in the "classic tradition" of YOKOHAMA ALBUM photography, and competed with the above named luminaries of the trade, Enami was the only one of them to escape the rut of their own traditions, and aim for other formats and styles.
In the eyes of the Western professionals who toured Japan during the late-Meiji era, Enami was a "Photographer's Photographer" whose camera could be trusted to deliver both ART and DOCUMENT on an international scale.
In the end, it appears that T. Enami's JAPANESE IMAGE camerawork was seen by more people in the world than the work of SHIMOOKA, ESAKI, K. OGAWA, SUZUKI, KIMBEI, TAMAMURA, and all the rest....COMBINED !!!
For more on Enami and his life's work see : www.t-enami.org/services