This image is from Bunka Shashin-shu, the magazine published by the Tokyo-based photo group Shashin Bunka Kyokai. The publication was influenced by Stieglitz's Camera Work. The group held regular juried exhibitions that included work by leading Japanese pictorialists of the 1920s. Top selections were published their magazine. There were only three issues: June, August , and September of 1922. This is plate 5 from volume 2. Sakurai was a Tokyo photographer.
He operated a portrait studio in Tokyo during the 1890s, and later became a member of the Tokyo Shashin Kenkyu Kai (Tokyo Photography Study Group). This group had a strong influence on the origins of art photography in Japan.
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Photo Date 1922 Print Date 1922
Dimensions 4.5 x 6.25 in. (114 x 159 mm)
Photo Country Japan
Photographer Country Japan
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