Tokyo 1890s • Koamicho, Nihonbashi. For more photos and information on Ginza, see Tokyo 1890s • Shinbashi Bridge, Ginza, Tokyo 1910s • Ginza and Tokyo 1910s • Hattori Building, Ginza." />

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Tokyo 1934 • Traffic in Nihonbashi

Cars and Street Cars on Ginza, Tokyo (May 1934).

Cars and street cars on Chuodori in Nihonbashi in May 1934. The photographer took this photo from the intersection of Chuodori and Eitai-dori (永代道り). The building in the back is Takashimaya Department Store, which was founded in Kyoto in 1829 as a shop selling cotton cloth and used clothing. The same building is still used today. Chuodori is a wide shopping street that runs from Ginza to Nihonbashi. For information about Nihonbashi, read Tokyo 1890s • Koamicho, Nihonbashi. For more photos and information on Ginza, see Tokyo 1890s • Shinbashi Bridge, Ginza, Tokyo 1910s • Ginza and Tokyo 1910s • Hattori Building, Ginza.

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.

Photographer: Unknown
Publisher: New York State Education Department
Medium: Glass Slide
Image Number 80122-0006

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Duits, K. (2008, October 27). Tokyo 1934 • Traffic in Nihonbashi, Old Photos of Japan. Retrieved on 2021, Sep 28 from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/448/traffic-in-nihonbashi

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