The purpose of this site is to document the process and progress of the digital preservation of a select collection of T. Enami Lantern Slides from the mid-1890's to approximately 1905/6.

T. Enami portrait
c. 1909 Portrait, by K. Ogawa
Courtesy: Rob Oechsle -


T. Enami, (1859 – 1929), Photographer

  • His English 'Trade name' in Japan was T. Enami
  • Born, Enami Nobukuni ( 江南 信國 ) in Edo Japan (Tokyo) on February 17th, 1859
  • Westernised as: Nobukuni Enami
  • Opened his first commercial photo studio in April of 1892, at No.9 Benten-Dori in Yokohama
  • He was active through both the Meiji and Taishō eras, and worked until the year of his death, on April 16th, 1929, at the age of 70

The collection I hold consists of 124 hand-colored glass lantern slides in 3¼" x 4" format, with the vast majority of them in nearly flawless image conditions and with pristine color saturation.

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