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Kobe 1910s • View from Sea

View of Kobe

View of Kobe city as seen from the harbor, sometime between 1908 and 1918. The building with the orange roof at the foot of the mountains far left is the Tor Hotel (built in 1908). The big building on the right of the center is the Oriental Hotel (built in 1907). The building with the arches, on the left, is the Kobe branch of the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank. The office buildings of the trading company Mitsui Bussan (built in 1918) and the famed shipping companies Nippon Yusen (built in 1918) and Osaka Shosen Kaisha (built in 1922) have not yet been built. To see a close-up of part of this area in the 1880s, see Kobe 1880s • Houses at Bund. For information about the above-mentioned buildings, see Kobe 1920s • Mercantile Houses.

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Medium: Postcard
Image Number 70130-0014

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Duits, K. (2008, August 7). Kobe 1910s • View from Sea, Old Photos of Japan. Retrieved on 2021, Jun 19 from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/167/view-from-sea

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