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.
Reference for Citations
Duits, Kjeld (). Tokyo 1934: Traffic in Nihonbashi, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on October 3, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/448/traffic-in-nihonbashi
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