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70111-0010 - Isezaki-cho, Yokohama, 1910s

Yokohama 1910s
Isezaki-cho 1-chome

Artist Unknown
Publisher Ueda
Medium Postcard
Period Taisho
Location Yokohama
Image No. 70111-0010
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Jinrikisha (rickshaws) race down an Isezaki-cho lined with colorful advertising banners.

On the right, part of Hamaya Shoten can be seen, one of several shops in Yokohama selling postcards like this one.

One store removed from Hamaya is the tabi (Japanese socks) wholesale store of Okadaya. On the left side of the street was the location of the bookstore Yurindo. Founded in 1909 (Meiji 42), the company is now a major book store chain and one of Japan’s larger publishers. It still has its headquarters in Isezaki-cho.

The photographer was standing with his back towards Yoshidabashi (marked as Kanenobashi on the map below) at the very start of this lively street. For more information about Isezaki-cho, see Isezaki-cho 2-chome.

70417-0001 - Yokohama Map 1920 (Taisho 9)
1920 (Taisho 9) tourist guide map of Yokohama: 1. Kannai; 2. Yoshidabashi Bridge (marked on this map as Kanenobashi); 3. Yokohama Station (current Sakuragicho Station).
80316-6454 - Isezaki-cho, Yokohama, 2008
The same location in Yokohama's Isezaki-cho in 2008 (Heisei 20).

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Duits, Kjeld (). Yokohama 1910s: Isezaki-cho 1-chome, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on March 22, 2023 (GMT) from

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