Item a033310 - Professor Burton and Taihō

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Professor Burton and Taihō

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    Kajima Seibei (鹿島 清兵衛)

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1 photograph : b&w lantern slide ; 8 x 8 cm

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(1866 - 1924)

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Kajima Seibei came from a wealthy business family. Kajima travelled around Japan in the late 1880s and early 1890s, and produced many photographic works that he distributed through various studios. As one of the founding members of the Photographic Society of Japan, he helped finance Ogawa Kazumasa, another important photographer from this period. In 1895, he opened a photo studio in Tokyo.

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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.

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Glass is badly cracked; emulsion breaking down

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MAN_1991-009-036

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March 24, 2015-Description written by Steve Weisman

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  • Box: James Davidson collection