Rinden Kanost Collection

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Rinden Kanost Collection

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The Rinden Kanost Collection is comprised of images photographed by Arthur O. Rinden and made available by his daughter, Margaret Kanost. Arthur Rinden was an American missionary in Asia, working mainly in China, beginning in 1928. Included here are five groups of images selected from his broader collections of images.

Items in the Rinden Kanost Collection Collection

Japan, 1951:  Bicycles frequently used for transportation
In the early period after the war, bicycle were perhaps the most common form of transportation used in Japan, even for the transporting of goods, as seen in this image. [note: description written by IDEAS editor. The photographer, Arthur O. Rinden,…

Japan, 1951: Cityscape as viewed from Tokyo Tower
Kyoto and Tokyo scenes, symbolic of modern Japan. 1966 rebuilt city viewed from the Tokyo Tower- electric wires , modern cars, highways, buildings. Japan is the most highly industrialized country of the Orient. She depends on international trade for…

Japan, 1951:  Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima, photographed in 1950
Not all is light and color in Japan. Still there linger dark shadows of the war. This is the Hiroshima Chamber of Commerce Building- target of the first atomic bomb ever used in war. This picture taken in 1950 shows leaves coming out on a tree…

Japan, 1951:  Burning building, Tokyo
Building burning across the street from theY" in Kanda, Tokyo " --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script" was to accompany a slide show…

Japan, 1951:  Rebuilding in the Post-War Period, Construction in central Tokyo.
Beginning the International Building in central Tokyo. the steelwork allows some flexibility to accomodate for the earthquake shocks. The weight of the steel structure causes it to sink into the swamp on which Tokyo is built, similar to those of…

Japan, 1951:  Detail, Construction of the International Building in central Tokyo.
Beginning the International Building in central Tokyo. The steelwork allows some flexibility to accomodate for the earthquake shocks. the weight of the steel structure causes it to sink into the swamp on which Tokyo is built, similar to those of…

Japan, 1951:  Rice cultivation, terraced farming methods
The dominant landscape in Japan is still rural. More than half of the arable land is given over to rice cultivation, and 90% of the laborers are farmers. But 84% of the land area is mountainous- which means that each acre of tillable land must…

Japan, 1951:  Vegetable plots within an urban setting
The dominant landscape in Japan is still rural. More than half of the arable land is given over to rice cultivation, and 90% of the laborers are farmers. But 84% of the land area is mountainous- which means that each acre of tillable land must…

Japan, 1951:  Rice cultivation, planting by hand
The images in the Rinden Kanost Collection were all taken by Arthur Rinden and conserved by his daughter, Margaret Kanost, and her husband, Richard.The material is presented here through the generosity of Margaret Kanost. -- Please see images…

Japan, 1951:  Rice Cultivation, harvesting rice
The images in the Rinden Kanost Collection were all taken by Arthur Rinden and conserved by his daughter, Margaret Kanost, and her husband, Richard.The material is presented here through the generosity of Margaret Kanost. -- Please see images…