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70319-0004 - Panoramic View on Kyoto, 1880s

Kyoto 1880s
View from Higashiyama

Artist Kimbei Kusakabe
Publisher Kimbei Kusakabe
Medium Albumen Print
Period Meiji
Location Kyoto
Image No. 70319-0004
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View on the city of Kyoto and the Nishiyama Mountain Range as seen from a viewing platform (展望台) at the Yoshimizu Hot Spring (吉水温泉) at Higashiyama.

The path leads to Yasaka Jinja. On this image it does not yet have the electricity poles that would line it later. The scaffolding on the large building along the path suggests that it is under construction or undergoing maintenance (see detailed image below).

The green area in the middle of this photograph would in 1886 (Meiji 19) become Maruyama Park. The building from which this photo was taken, burned down in 1906 (Meiji 39).

70319-0004 - View of Maruyama, Kyoto, 1880s
Detail showing the scaffolding on the building, and the absence of electricity poles along the path.

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Duits, Kjeld (). Kyoto 1880s: View from Higashiyama, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on October 1, 2022 (GMT) from

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