The albumen prints produced by those photographers who, from the middle of the 19th century, have inherited photographic techniques from Italian photographers, as well as Americans, Germans and many more. Soft color prints and soft hand-colored using very precise and patient method. They picture the sleepy Japan of the middle of the nineteenth century, gardens, rickshaws, geishas, as well as important women gathering for the tea ceremonies, with Bonzi Shinto covered with their parasols, important part of the ceremonies and funerals. The names of these artists are Kusakabe Kimbei, Beato, Farsari and many more, either famous or not, who were able to capture the Japanese life style back in the past, allowing us to know about it today. A muffled world, marked by the huge and unmistakable profile of the reflection of Fujiama on the Akone Lake, as reported by the plates printed on paper produced by spreading silver bromide over a layer of egg white. Such a procedure was no longer used even at the end of the nineteenth century. A clear sign of an important milestone that marks an epitaph in the history of photography.

Girl on Jinrikisha. T.Fakasawa. Hand Coloured AlbumenOfficer's daughter. Adolfo Farsari. Handcoloured Albumen 1880 caJapanese graves at Nagasaki. Photographer unknown. Handcoloured AlbumenGheisha. Photographer unknown. Handcoloured Albumen 1880 caFujiama from Tokaido. Unknown photographer.Handcoloured AlbumenEnoshima. Attributed to Baron Von Stillfried and Anderson.Handcoloured AlbumenOutside tea cerimony. Photographer unknown. Handcoloured albumenBiwa lake from miidera. Kusakabe KimbeiFarmers. Photographer unknown. Hand Coloured AlbumenFuneral. Photographer unknown. Handcoloured AlbumenJinrikisha. Photographer unknown. Hand Coloured AlbumenKago. Photographer unknownMeals. Photographer unknownNagasaki harbour and Takahokjimka. Attributed to Uchida Kuichi. Hand coloured albumen 1870Prostitutes. Unknown photographerTaiko,Tsudzumi,Shamizen. Photographer Unknown. Handtinted Albumen