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The Kimbei studio on Honchō-dōri, Yokohama

Item is a photograph of a street scene with Kusakabe Kimbei’s studio on No. 7 Honchō-dōri in Yohohama, Japan, which he opened in 1880. The original title provided by Davidson was “Street scene with photo studio sign”.

Kusakabe Kimbei (日下部金兵衛)

A woman in kago and two kago carriers

Item is a photograph showing a woman in a kago (litter, palanquin) and two male kago carriers taking a rest to smoke. A woman holding a fan wearing kimono sits on a cushion in a kago.

Kusakabe Kimbei (日下部金兵衛)

Professor Burton and Taihō

Item is a photograph showing Professor Burton and Ōzutsu Man’emon also known as Taihō, the 18th Yokozuna, the highest ranked sumo wrestler, taken in Burton’s garden, ca. 1895. Reads, “Professor Burton and Taiho the Giant Wrestler.” Featured as Plate XII in Burton, W. K. Wrestlers and Wrestling in Japan. Tokyo: K. Ogawa, 1895.

Kajima Seibei (鹿島 清兵衛)

Gion festival, Kyoto

Item is a photograph showing people in a parade moving through street of Kyoto. They are pulling a wheeled shrine and are wearing ceremonial dress

Abbot and secretaries

Item is a negative showing three men posing for the camera. The man in the centre, the abbot, is wearing an elaborate head piece and robe. The man to his left is wearing a mask. There is a building in the background.

Head Lama

Item is a negative showing a man, the head Lama, wearing an elaborate head piece and robe. There is a large group of people milling on and in front of a building behind the Lama.

Tibetan women

Item is a negative showing four unidentified women. Two of the women are seated while the other two are standing. The women are wearing the Tibetan costumes and headpieces from the Lhasa region.

Jongpen and wife

Item is a negative showing the Jongpen on the left, with his wife on the right. They are both dressed in Tibetan style of dress.

Jongpen's wife with servant

Item is a negative showing the Jongpen's wife standing with a servant in front of a stone building. The wife is wearing an elaborate hat and jeweled earrings.

Jongpen's wife with servant

Item is a negative showing the Jongpen's wife standing with a servant in front of a stone building. The wife is wearing an elaborate hat and jeweled earrings. Both women are smiling.

Tibetan women

Item is a negative showing the same two women pictured in the previous image (a033682). One of the women is turned around to show the back of her dress.

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