support this research
71203-0013 - Shinsaibashi Bridge, 1910s

Osaka 1920s
Shinsaibashi Bridge

Artist Unknown
Publisher Unknown
Medium Postcard
Period Taisho
Location Osaka
Image No. 71203-0013
Purchase Digital File
Author

The Shinsaibashi Bridge in Osaka’s Minami district sometime during the 1920s. The Bridge was named after Shinsai Okada, one of four merchants who dug the Nagahori canal that flowed below the bridge.

This image shows the stone bridge which in 1909 (Meiji 42) replaced the steel bridge built in 1873 (Meiji 6). For a photo of the steel bridge, and the history of Shinsaibashi Bridge, see Osaka 1890s • Shinsaibashi Bridge.

The white building in the background is the Ishihara Tokeiten (石原時計店). This was a well-known retailer of watches that moved here in 1915 (Taisho 4).

Besides watches, the shop sold jewelry, and imported luxury items like cameras and musical instruments.

The Secession style 5-storied building was designed by Shiro Mitsuhashi (三橋四郎, 1867-1915).

see current map

Published
Updated

Leave a Comment

Reference for Citations

Duits, Kjeld (). Osaka 1920s: Shinsaibashi Bridge, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on June 26, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/694/shinsaibashi-bridge-1920s

I have a small favor to ask

Old Photos of Japan aims to be your personal museum for Japan's visual heritage to increase our understanding of Japanese culture and society.

Finding, acquiring, scanning, restoring, researching and conserving these vintage images, and making the imagery and research freely available online, takes serious time, money and effort.

I do this without charging for access, selling user data, or running ads.

Your support helps to make this possible, and ensures that this important visual heritage of Japan will not be lost and forgotten.

If you can, please consider supporting Old Photos of Japan with a regular amount each month. Or become a volunteer.

Thank you,
Kjeld Duits

support this research

Explore More

…

Utsunomiya 1890s
Panoramic View

View on Utsunomiya, (宇都宮市), the capital of Tochigi Prefecture. The photographer most probably looked south-east from Futarayama Shrine (二荒山神社).

…

Tokyo 1890s
Streetcar in Ueno

This photograph displays Tokyo’s most popular transportation modes during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), horse drawn streetcars and jinrikisha (rickshaws).

…

Tokyo 1890s
Nijubashi, Imperial Palace

Men are at work in front of Nijubashi (皇居二重橋) at the Imperial Palace (皇居) in Tokyo. They are either installing electricity or telephone lines.

Add Comment

What is the tall building?

·

(Author)

@Kim

The white building is the Ishihara Tokeiten (石原時計店). This was a well-known retailer of watches that moved here in 1915 (Taisho 4).

Besides watches, the shop sold jewelry, and imported luxury items like cameras and musical instruments.

The Secession style 5-storied building was designed by Shiro Mitsuhashi (三橋四郎, 1867-1915).

·