Old Asia Photography

Japan - Interior of Mary Martin's House, Yokohama

Ref: 01125

Ogawa Sashichi

​The photograph has Ogawa Sashichi's studio address printed on the reverse. Ogawa Sashichi was a Yokohama-based photographer who was married to Kusakabe Kimbei�s daughter Matsu, and was expected to succeed Kusakabe whose own son had shown no interest in the business. It was thought that Ogawa set up his business sometime in 1895 but this photograph, dated 19 August 1895, provides the first real evidence of that. It is also the earliest dated photograph of Ogawa's known to us. 

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