Medium format photo of Mizonokuchi [Kawasaki] Very scarce, early photo
[Japan] Rare, hand-coloured albumen photo showing seven men in Mizonokuchi (in Kawasaki). Titled, 'Mezonokutehi' [Mizonokuchi] in the negative at lower right. This could well be a photo by Kanamaru Genzo as it was from an album that contained a photo of a young girl known to be in other Kanamaru photos. The spelling also indicates a Japanese photographer took this photo. The killers of Baldwin and Bird in 1864 were known to have passed through Mizonokuchi on their way back to Edo.
Photographer unknown (tentatively attributed to Kanamaru Genzo). c1875.
13.3 x 8.7cm.
In very good condition. Mounted on card. Only a hint of age wear.