Kurihara Shido was a talented commercial photographer active in Tokyo during the 1930s and 1940s. In addition to his commercial work, he also did artistic views of the city as well as rural scenics and abstract compositions. He was also affiliated with the ACC camera club of Tokyo, a small photo circle based in the Meguro district of the city. As like most photo circles and camera clubs throughout Japan of that era, this group met regularly and held photo competitions. One of these, thought to be an annual contest was judged by the famed art photographer Tamura Sake. Two of prints in the collection are from that contest in which Kurihara received top honors and are accompanied with contest certificates with Tamura's name included. Of the prints offered here, many contain either Kurihara’s hand written inscriptions, signature or red hanko stamp, all on the reverse the prints.