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    Koyo Okada (Japanese, 1895-1972)
    Set of 6 Photographs of Mount Fuji, 1950s
    Gelatin silver
    8-7/8 x 10-7/8 inches (22.5 x 27.6 cm)
    Each blindstamped. Paper envelope with affixed label titling the set with the artist's name by an unknown hand in sumi ink.

    Titles include: Mt. Fuji as seen from Oshino Village near Lake Yamanaka, Yamanashi Prefecture, January; Cherry blossoms by Lake Kawaguchi, April; Mt. Fuji as seen from Port Heda, Izu Province, west coast of Izu Peninsula, May; Mt. Fuji as seen from the summit of Mt. Shichimen, August; Mt. Fuji as seen from the observation post at the southern tip of the five-lake district, October; Towering above the ocean of clouds, December.

    Koyo Okada devoted his life to photographing Mount Fuji and it is said that he took around 400,000 photographs of the sacred mountain. During World War II, his early negatives were destroyed but continued his life's work after the war until his death.

    Condition Report*: Not framed. Overall very good condition. Silver mirroring visible at edges under raking light. Sheets curl inward slightly. Slight chipping and bumping to corners and extreme edges. A very few scattered faint dots and dashes of accretion.
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    Auction Dates
    April, 2021
    12th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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