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.
Reference for Citations
Duits, Kjeld (). Yokohama 1910s: Isezaki-cho 1-chome, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on June 25, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/146/isezaki-cho-1-chome
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