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