Vintage Tourist Photos of Japan

By Philbert Ono and Edward A. Wright

This is a magazine article which originally appeared in the Summer 1997 issue of DARUMA magazine which is a quarterly magazine in English covering Japanese art & antiques. This article introduces a collection of hand-colored glass slides produced in the 1920s and ’30s by T. Enami, a photographer who operated a photo studio in Benten-dori, Yokohama and catered to foreign tourists. He sold his slides and photos to foreign tourists visiting Japan.