Suiho Okuda:

Suiho Okuda was a pictorialist based out of the Nara, the ancient capital of Japan. During the 1920s he studied under Suizan Kurokawa, the father of Japanese pictorialism. Being heavily influenced by his mentor's ethereal style of photography, Okuda developed his own style which bridged the pictorialism and the modernism photography genre.

All of these prints come from an archive of photographs by Okuda discovered in Tokyo in the mid 1990s. Many of the prints bore Okuda’s Japanese kanji red hanko stamp on the reverse, as well as matching many negatives included in the archive. Due to the type of gelatin silver paper they are printed on, the prints were dated from the 1920s to the early 1930s.

Image: fishing nets drying in sun.
Item #: AP-032
Artist: Suiho Okuda
Date: 1910s
Price: 200,000 JY
Description: gelatin silver print.
Image: river scenic near Nara.
Item #: AP-033
Artist: Suiho Okuda
Date: 1910s
Price: 120,000 JY
Description: gelatin silver print.
Image: Eight famous views of Yamato: Hase Temple.
Item #: AP-106
Artist: Suiho Okuda
Date: 1910s
Price: 100,000 JY
Description: gelatin silver print.
Image: tame deer at Nara.
Item #: AP-110
Artist: Suiho Okuda
Date: 1910s
Price: 120,000 JY
Description: toned bromide silver gelatin print.
Image: litter of kittens.
Item #: AP-109
Artist: Suiho Okuda
Date: 1910s
Price: 100,000 JY
Description: gelatin silver print.
Image: cherry blossoms at Nara.
Item #: AP-107
Artist: Suiho Okuda
Date: 1910s
Price: 100,000 JY
Description: gelatin silver print.