support this research
70314-0024 - American Hatoba, Kobe, 1910s

Kobe 1910s
American Hatoba

Artist Unknown
Publisher Unknown
Medium Postcard
Period Meiji
Location Kobe
Image No. 70314-0024
Purchase Digital File

A view on American Hatoba as seen from Kaigandori. The sign on the building on the right says “baggage keeper.”

The road surface shows multiple tire grooves of jinrikisha (rickshaws), a silent witness of how busy the pier was.

For more information about American Hatoba and Kobe Harbor, see Kobe 1910s • Steam Launches.

Map of Kobe Port 1914
1914 (Taisho 3) Map of Kobe: 1. Motomachidori; 2. Sakaemachidori; 3. Sannomiya Station (currently Motomachi Station); 4. American Hatoba; 5. Oriental Hotel; 6. Kaigandori; 7. Customs House; 8. Higashi Yuenchi Park.
80724-0025 - Entrance to Meriken Park, Kobe
The same location in 2008 (Heisei 20).

see current map


Leave a Comment

Reference for Citations

Duits, Kjeld (). Kobe 1910s: American Hatoba, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on October 1, 2022 (GMT) from

I have a small favor to ask

Old Photos of Japan aims to be your personal museum for Japan's visual heritage to increase our understanding of Japanese culture and society.

Finding, acquiring, scanning, restoring, researching and conserving these vintage images, and making the imagery and research freely available online, takes serious time, money and effort.

I do this without charging for access, selling user data, or running ads.

Your support helps to make this possible, and ensures that this important visual heritage of Japan will not be lost and forgotten.

If you can, please consider supporting Old Photos of Japan with a regular amount each month. Or become a volunteer.

Thank you,
Kjeld Duits

support this research

Explore More


Osaka 1920s
Kitahama, Nakanoshima

This postcard from the 1920s shows Osaka’s Kitahama and Nakanoshima, an island sandwiched between the Dojima and Tosabori Rivers. Nakanoshima has already been thoroughly modernized.


Tokyo 1880s

A horse-drawn carriage has just passed through the Sakashita-mon gate, while three jinrikisha (rickshaws) are waiting for passengers. In the back the Kunaisho (Imperial Household) building can be seen.


Osaka 1890s
Ebisubashi Bridge

Ebisubashi (Ebisu bridge) in Osaka, Japan. View towards Shinsaibashi and North Osaka. The large buildings on the horizon are the Buddhist temples Kita Mido and Minami Mido.

Add Comment

There are currently no comments on this article.