Double Slit-Plate Photographs#2_Landscape

Landscape photographs taken by using the double slit-plate camera are displayed.  Objects of these photographs are the Fukuroda waterfall located at the northern part of Ibaraki prefecture, the Ibaraki prefectural history museum, and the Obata craft center for burial mound figures (the tumulus period) in Ibaraki town of Ibaraki prefecture.

●[1-2] As the width of the Fukuroda waterfall is very wide it is rather difficult to take a photograph characteristic of the double slit-plate photograph.  Generally speaking in the case of a landscape photograph it is hard to tell whether the horizontal to vertical ratio is different from the real object or not.

●[3-4] The Ibaraki prefectural history museum is located next to the western part of the famous Kairakuen Garden.  In the site of the museum there are various historical building structures, as the school building of the Mito agricultural school, the schoolhouse of the Mitsukaido elementary school, and so on.  In autumn golden carpet of ginkgo leaves are laid all over the garden of the museum.

●[5-6] The schoolhouse of the Mitsukaido elementary school was built in 1881, in 1958 it was nominated as the important cultural asset of Ibaraki prefecture, and it was reconstructed in the site of the Ibaraki history museum in 1973.  Inside the schoolhouse there are various reference materials which make us imagine the old days.

●[7-8] In Ibaraki town next to the southern part of Mito city there is the Obata craft center for burial mound figures (the tumulus period).  In a terrain of rolling hills many traces of kilns by which burial mound figures were made exist.  Photographs of the traces of kilns are displayed at the gallery of zone plate photographs.  In this page burial mound figures arranged on a newly constructed model of a burial mound.