Shioyasaki Lighthouse from Usuiso Beach


Limited Edition (6) Cyanotype of Shioyasaki Lighthouse (塩屋埼灯台) From Usuiso Beach

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Cyanotype of Shioyasaki Lighthouse (塩屋埼灯台) From Usuiso Beach

Limited – Six Handcrafted Original Prints

Cyanotype print of  Shioyasaki Lighthouse as viewed from Usuiso Beach in Iwaki City, Fukushima Japan.

The original Shioyasaki Lighthouse was built and first lit on Dec. 15, 1899.  It was later destroyed by an earthquake in 1938 and rebuilt in 1940. The lighthouse which shines over the Pacific ocean at 73 meters above sea level, also suffered damage during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, but has since been fully restored.  The lighthouse was further made famous in the hit song “Midaregami”,  sung by legendary Japanese vocalist Hibari Misora

Original negative was shot by Kevin on an Intrepid MkIV 4×5 large format camera using  a 210mm Rodenstock lens and Ilford FP4 125 ASA film.

A4 sized print edition – 6 prints printed on watercolor paper by the cyanotype process –  A coating of several special chemicals are brushed onto the paper, a negative image is placed over the dried coated photosensitive paper.  The paper and negative are then placed in a glass frame and exposed to sunlight and then developed into this unique Prussian blue print.  Formatted on A4 international sized (1 to 1.414 ratio) paper, it measures 210mm x 297mm (8.27 inches x 11.7 inches)

Each print is signed and dated by the photographer.

Price shown is for the print alone without any matting or frames.

Price includes worldwide shipping.