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80122-0012 - Kyoto Municipal Building, 1934

Kyoto 1934
City Hall

Artist Unknown
Publisher New York State Education Department
Medium Glass Slide
Period Showa
Location Kyoto
Image No. 80122-0012
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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.

Goichi Takeda, who founded the department of architecture at Kyoto University, played an important role in the establishment of modern Japanese architecture in the Kansai area.

80717-0344 - Kyoto City Hall, 2008
Kyoto City Hall in 2008 (Heisei 20), photographed from approximately the same location.

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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1 Department of architecture at Kyoto University.


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Duits, Kjeld (). Kyoto 1934: City Hall, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on June 26, 2022 (GMT) from

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