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MT. FUJI FROM KASHIWABARA 柏原 -- RAW STEREO PROOF | by Okinawa Soba (Rob)
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MT. FUJI FROM KASHIWABARA 柏原 -- RAW STEREO PROOF

This circa 1905 image by T. ENAMI was scanned directly from the original, un-transposed stereo proof sheet --- which was contact printed directly from the 3-D glass negative over 100 years ago.

 

You can free-view it using the cross-eyed method. Best at FULL SIZE.

 

Written on the back in hand-penciled notes are subject and negative (or catalog) series number.

 

Last year, I posted a half crop of this image as a "Pictorial" view. With the posting of this full stereo image, I re-uploaded the 2-D version with matching black borders :

 

www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2351748110/

 

As mentioned in other places, T. ENAMI was usually careful to compose his 3-D images to work well as both stereoviews and "flat prints".

 

Here are the few Fuji from Kashiwabara T. Enami images on my photostream seen together :

 

www.flickr.com/search/?q="Fuji+from+Kashiwabara&quot...

 

Raw Stereo Contact Proof Images from old Japan are extremely rare. Here are a few more of them made over 100 years ago in the T. ENAMI Studio of Yokohama :

 

www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/sets/72157616185662183/

 

NOTE : All of the untransposed stereoviews in the above set are CC Licensed. Some stereoview lovers might like to switch the right and left halves... and re-post or blog as parallel-view images that can be naturally free-viewed by "normal people" --- as opposed to those wacky, freaky, goofy, 3-D nut cases who prefer the cross-eyed method. ;-)

  

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By the way, the lip of Fuji's crater is about 15 miles (24 km) from Enami's camera. KASHIWABARA is now a part of FUJI CITY in Shizuoka Prefecture. Today, the Shinkansen Bullet Train runs across the scene at the base of the nearer mountain slope. The natural wetlands in front of you have been largely converted into farmlands with scattered clumps of housing --- waterways remain, but they have been moved, straightened out, and formed into canals. About where you are standing runs an expressway, and the Tokaido Line of the Japan Railway System. Toyota Dealers, Gas Stations, and Convenience Stores are just off frame on both sides of the scene.

  

SEE MORE OF ENAMI'S CLASSIC IMAGES IN THIS FLICKr COLLECTION : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/collections/7215761388...

  

RANDOM SOBA : www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/random/

 

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Taken on October 18, 2007