His protagonists, elegant children and grave young ladies, act with the utmost decorum in cultivated nature. He was the most Japanese of all the artist-photographers and a virtuoso arranger of simple shapes. They were at ease in flowery meadows or strolling among the trees. They were not simply personifications of ideal Youth and Beauty, although they were that too.
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