interesting 1860s image showing the rear of the Daibutsu or Great
Buddha at Kotokuin Temple in Kamakura with bamboo scaffolding around
it. This image is unattributed, but due to the skillfull techinique
of the photographer it ws most likely done by a foreign photographer.
Additionally, this image was published overseas which during the
1860s was a sales outlet few Japanese photographers had access
to. Ornate gilding around the edges of the print, letterpress caption
on the reverse (see below).
For more information on the Kotokuin Great Buddha, please read
page link here.
Condition: overall very good, even with the slight discoloration
in the lower print margins.