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,
Sakuma Shōzan (佐久間 象山, March 1811 – August sometimes called Sakuma Zōzan, was a Japanese politician and scholar of the Edo era. He was the son of a samurai, and a native of Shinshu (信州) in today's Nagano-ken.