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Yokohama 1900s
Tomitake Theater

The famous Tomitake-tei theater (富竹亭, Tomitake Hall) on Bashamichi-dori, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

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Kobe 1870s
View from Mount Suwa

View of eastern Kobe from Mount Suwa during the late 1870s, early 1880s. The foreign settlement is located on the coast just out of the frame on the right.

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Tokyo 1920s
Toyama Firing Range

Panoramic view of the Toyama Firing Range (戸山射撃場, Toyama Shagekijo) in Okubo (大久保), Tokyo. The state-of-the-art facility was believed to have been the biggest in Asia.

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Tokyo 1890s
Koganei

Sakura (cherry blossom) along the Tamagawa Waterway (玉川上水) in Koganei, Tokyo. The stretch of about 4 kilometers of cherry trees was extremely popular for hanami (flower viewing).

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Nagoya 1880s
Nagoya Castle

A valuable image of Nagoya Castle because it shows what the castle looked like during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), before many buildings were destroyed or torn down.

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Tokyo 1880s
Asakusa Theaters

From the late 19th century on, Tokyo’s Asakusa Park was a park in the modern sense, an amusement park. This is where the masses went to enjoy themselves.