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“The white heron” Castle, Himeji Castle, Hyogo, Japan. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. by cchambaz

Hard to believe this is a photograph! Looks like a hand-inked illustration... "FISHERMAN AND SKIFF ON THE RIVER OF MIST" by Okinawa Soba.. This image is one of several examples of a largely ignored facet of old Japanese Photography -- a genre called "TAISHO PICTORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY". The pictorialism movement in Japan reached its peak during the reign of EMPEROR TAISHO (1912-26).

"PILGRIM ON A FOREST ROAD -- Into the Mist of Old Japan" by Okinawa Soba, a master of the Taigo Art style of photography, ca.1905