Kyoto City Hall shortly after it was completed.
Kyoto’s municipal building was designed by Goichi Takeda (1872-1938, 武田五一), in collaboration with Shinichi Nakano (中野進一). Constructed in two stages, the first stage was finished in 1927 (Showa 2) and the second one in 1931 (Showa 6). This photo, taken in May 1934 (Showa 9), therefore shows the building when it was still quite new.
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 (). Kyoto 1934: City Hall, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on December 11, 2023 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/453/city-hall