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January 4, 2020

35 Fascinating Color Snaps Capture Everyday Life of Tokyo in the Early 1950s

Tokyo is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. It has served as the Japanese capital since 1869, its urban area housing the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government.

Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. It is often referred to as a city but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo.

Tokyo is considered to be one of the world's most important and powerful global cities. It ranks first in the Global Economic Power Index, third in the Global Cities Index, and was considered one of the most liveable cities in the world.

These fascinating color snapshots from jcator that captured street scenes of Tokyo in 1951.

1 comment:

  1. 5th picture down: The Imperial Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Demolished in the mid-70s with the facade, lobby and reflecting pool moved to an outdoor architectural museum not far away.




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