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Forum: General Talk 04-14-2018, 11:23 PM  
Who was Takuma Kajiwara?
Posted By Peter R
Replies: 143
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Thanks for the interesting details monochrome. I'm based here in Japan and have access to an enormous range of Japanese and non-Japanese sources that might, in time, help with this thread. P.
Forum: General Talk 04-14-2018, 05:56 AM  
Who was Takuma Kajiwara?
Posted By Peter R
Replies: 143
Views: 33,669
Thanks very much monochrome. I'm particularly interested in ascertaining the earliest known studio portrait by him. Just read that Baron Matsudaira was residing at 320 Newstead Avenue, I imagine for the duration of the exhibition. Never having had the pleasure of visiting St. Louis, I've no idea what that area of the city was like then/is like now - I imagine affluent (at least then). I'm also intrigued whether Matsudaira did any on-location photography in patron's houses, or, as I imagine, they came to his studios. Cheers.
Forum: General Talk 04-14-2018, 04:59 AM  
Who was Takuma Kajiwara?
Posted By Peter R
Replies: 143
Views: 33,669
Don't own a Pentax, but since you have all done such great research, I thought I would add some info for you. I know the thread is old, but I have stumbled across probably the earliest known studio portrait by Kajiwara operating out of 810 Olive Street St. Louis. There has been some debate in this forum and elsewhere about when his studio was operating. The photo in my possession is signed T. Kajiwara, dated 1904. Also stamped with red Japanese 'hanko', and also impressed studio mark - Kajiwara Studio, 810 Olive St. St. Louis. Here is the interesting bit: the image is of a sophisticated looking middle-aged Japanese man in Western suit. Nothing to go on....but through guess work, putting two together I have found that it is of Baron Matsudaira, of samurai stock. He was vice-president of the Japan exhibits at the St. Louis Purchasing Exhibition in 1904 (also acted in this capacity at the world-famous Japan-British Exhibition of 1910). Thus, when visiting the St. Louis exhibition in 1904 in an official capacity, Baron Matsudaira would have sat for his emigre compatriot. A similar photo of him, but wearing a uniform can be found in Handbook of the Japan and Japanese Exhibits at the World's Fair, St. Louis (1904), by Hajime Hoshi. It's a beautiful photo, in extremely fine condition and in its original frame. Is this Kajiwara's earliest extant male portrait? I know this thread is old. Hope someone picks it up and is interested by this. Image is my copyright - permission must be sought for reuse.
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