Saturday, August 23, 2008

Salt Prints of Old Japan

Geisha in a Kago

Salt Prints of Old Japan:

From a rare series of ca. 1880s-90s full-plate images printed by sunlight on simple "salted paper" and hand-tinted with transparent water colors -- but not by me. These are all over 110 years old.

And there are more, so many more photos of old Japan on Okinawa Soba's photostream. Feast your eyes.

great snag, growabrain


The Nag said...

This one of the prettiest collections I've seem.

John M. said...

I agree.

At first I thought it was colorized by Soba. Apparently not. Really nice stuff.