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Wisteria vine at Kameido Tenjin shrine, Tokyo

Item is a photograph showing people on the taiko-bashi (drum bridge) over the Shinji-ike pond and wisteria in full bloom at Kameido Tenjin shrine in Tokyo. This is one of the many photographs from this period, which were patterned after ukiyo-e woodblock prints. This photograph follows a 1865 print, Inside Kameido Tenshin Shrine by Hiroshige Ando and others.

Tamamura Kōzaburō (玉村 康三郎)

The thousand armed Kannon, Sanjūsangen-dō, Kyoto

: Item is a photograph of rows of the thousand armed Kannon or Bodhisattva figures at the Sanjūsangen-dō, a Buddhist temple officially known as Rengeō-in (Hall of the Lotus King) in Kyoto, Japan. This temple was a popular subject, and several photographers of the time took similar photos.

Kusakabe Kimbei (日下部金兵衛)

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)

Street scene

Item is a photograph of a street scene. several figures appear, wearing traditional clothing and holding umbrellas. Reads, "A RAINY DAY OF KOBE."

Street scene

Item is a photograph of the of a street scene. Five people wearing traditional clothing, buildings and a cart appear

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