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Pagoda, NIkko

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Kimbei Studios, Japanese
Pagoda, NIkko, c. 1890
Photographic materials and colors on paper
8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (21 x 26 cm)


Object Type: Photography
Technique: Photography
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchase, Scripps Collectors' Circle
Accession Number: 2013.3.11


Commentary
This work is one of 50 hand-colored albumen prints of protraits and scenes of Japanese life.

Content : Gilt-edge leaves are tabbed into album with lacquer boards and leather spine, with the title, "Japan," in gold. Front cover has hand-painted and inlaid scene of a man pulling a rickshaw in which a woman with an umbrella is seated. Both wear traditional garb. Inlays are of ivory. Back cover is painted with the images of a dragonfly, cricket, praying mantis, butterfly and another winged insect, possibly a bee. End papers and doublure are of imitation moire.

Content : Views are numbered with Arabic numerals in negative.

Medium
hand-colored albumen print

Object Description
A bright red pagoda of five stories is the central focus of this work. Its tower reaches almost to the very top of the photo. The vantage point of the photo makes the trees behind the building seem dwarfed by comparison.

This five-storied pagoda was constructed in 1650, but it burned down in 1815. It was rebuilt in 1818.

It is about 118 feet tall.

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