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80121-0005 - Hakone Lake, Surrounded by Volcanic Mountains, 1932

Hakone 1932
Hakone Lake

Artist Unknown
Publisher New York State Education Department
Medium Glass Slide
Period Showa
Location Hakone
Image No. 80121-0005
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Hakone Lake, also known as Lake Ashi (芦ノ湖, Ashinoko), in the Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture as it looked in 1932 (Showa 7).

Ashinoko is a crater lake surrounded by volcanic mountains and offers beautiful views of Mt. Fuji.

Because of its beautiful scenic views, numerous hot springs and its convenient as well as strategic location on the Tokaido, the main link between Edo (today’s Tokyo) and Kyoto, the area has been a popular resting spot for many centuries. Even today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan.

This glass slide is one of a series of slides of Japan that was used by the New York State Education Department to teach students about Japan.


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Duits, Kjeld (). Hakone 1932: Hakone Lake, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on June 26, 2022 (GMT) from

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