A crowded festival day on the approach to Ikuta Jinja, a shinto shrine in Kobe’s Sannomiya district.
This road was a beautiful rural sand-road, lined on both sides with plum and cherry trees and countless stone lanterns, when Kobe opened its port for trade in 1868 (Meiji 1).
In the 1870s, the trees and lanterns were removed and the country road became a bustling shopping street. See Kobe 1910s • Sannomiya for a photo of the same street closer to the sea, taken in the 1910s.
Reference for Citations
Duits, Kjeld (). Kobe 1890s: Ikuta Jinja Matsuri, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on October 4, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/123/ikuta-jinja-matsuri
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