Fisherman and Skiff on the River of Mist. This is one of several examples of a largely ignored facet of old Japanese hhotography, a genre called Taisho art. The pictorialism movement in Japan reached its peak during the reign of Emporer Taisho,
The photo above was taken by an unknown photographer in a mere 30 years after the world’s first photographs began emerging. The artist captured a massive, precarious float (known as dashi) parading through the streets of Hakata, in Southern Japan.