Photography & photographers (see also 'Art')
- Frederick William Sutton, 1832-83: Photographer of the Last Shogun
- Herbert George Ponting, 1870-1935: Photographer, Explorer, Inventor
- Hugh Casson Visits Japan
- Isabella Bird, 1831-1904
- W.K. Burton, 1856-99: 'Engineer Extraordinaire'
- William Gowland (1842-1922), Pioneer of Japanese Archaeology
Author: Dobson, Sebastian
Frederick William Sutton 1832-83 produced some important early photographs documenting Japan in the final years of the shogunate. This essay uses more recent discoveries to chart his life in as an amateur photographer in the Royal Navy.
Author: Bennett, Terry
This essay considers the photographic career of 'camera artist' Henry George Ponting (1870-1935), arguably the best British photographer to have worked in Japan, especially as it relates to his photographs of Mt. Fuji and other places and people in Japan.
Author: Casson, Hugh, and Hugh Cortazzi
Artist Hugh Casson visited Japan in 1981 for the 'Great Japan Exhibition' of Edo period art. During his time there he made a number of sketches, later published as part of the 1991 Japan Festival in Britain.
Author: Barr, Pat
This portrait details traveller and writer Isabella Bird's (1831-1904) deep fondness for Japan.
Author: Checkland, Olive
This essay considers the little-known W.K. Burton's (1856-99) outstanding contribution to the municipal infrastructure of Meiji Japan.
Author: Kaner, Simon
William Gowland (1842-1922) is arguably one of the most important figures in Japanese Archaeology. This essay details his wider career and dealings with Japan's ancient archaeological sites.