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Kobe 1910s • American Hatoba

America Hatoba, Kobe
Entrance to Meriken Park, Kobe
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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. Sannomiya Station (currently Motomachi Station); 2. Motomachidori; 3. Sakaemachidori; 4. Higashi Yuenchi Park; 5. Oriental Hotel; 6. Kaigandori; 7. Customs House; 8. American Hatoba.

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Medium: Postcard
Image Number 70314-0024

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Duits, K. (2008, July 24). Kobe 1910s • American Hatoba, Old Photos of Japan. Retrieved on 2021, Jun 19 from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/312/american-hatoba

Posted by • 2008-07-24
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