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February 1, 2022

30 Wonderful Photos of Tokyo in the Early 1980s

Tokyo is the capital, the largest city, and the most populous metropolitan area in the Greater Tokyo Area, the Kantō region, and Japan, as well as the most populous metropolitan area in the world and most populous prefecture of Japan. It is the political and economic center of the country, as well as the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the national government.

Tokyo in the early 1980s

Tokyo is the largest urban economy in the world by gross domestic product, and is categorized as an Alpha+ city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Part of an industrial region that includes the cities of Yokohama, Kawasaki, and Chiba, Tokyo is Japan's leading center of business and finance.

Tokyo has the world’s tallest tower, Tokyo Skytree, and the world's largest underground floodwater diversion facility, MAOUDC. The Tokyo Metro Ginza Line is the oldest underground metro line in East Asia (1927).

Tokyo is also an international center of research and development and is represented by several major universities, notably the University of Tokyo. Tokyo Station is the central hub for Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train system, and the city is served by an extensive network of rail and subways. Shinjuku Station is also the world's busiest train station.

These fascinating photos were taken by Jean d'Hugues that show street scenes of Tokyo in the early 1980s.

Lunch at Tsukiji, Tokyo, 1980

Tokyo hostess, 1980

Choice of tuna at Tsukiji, circa 1982

Portrait of a geisha (maiko), Tokyo, 1982

Shoe shining, Tokyo, 1982

Tokyo street scenes, 1982

Asakusabashi, Tokyo, 1983

Delivery man, Tokyo, 1983

Fish at Ueno Market, Tokyo, 1983

Ginza district in Tokyo, 1983

Girl in kimono, Tokyo, 1983

Japanese young women in kimono, Tokyo, 1983

KFC mannequin, Tokyo, 1983

Mother and daughter in kiminos, Tokyo, 1983

Nikko, Tokyo, 1983

Rikishi presentation, Tokyo, 1983

Sakura Festival in Tokyo, 1983

Scaffolding Worker, Tokyo, 1983

Shinjuku Cinema, Tokyo, 1983

Tatamis, Tokyo, 1983

The painter under the momiji, Tokyo, 1983

The sumo hair bun, Tokyo, 1983

Tokyo buildings, 1983

Tokyo Metro, 1983

Tokyo monorail, 1983

Tokyo street scenes, 1983

Tokyo street scenes, 1983

Traffic in front of the Kabuki, Tokyo, 1983

Women in a box, Tokyo, 1983

Yellow Umbrellas, Tokyo, 1983




1 comment:

  1. The woman pictured in the 11th photo, captioned as "Girl in kimono, Tokyo, 1983" is actually a bride, not a mere girl.A Japanese bride in kimono is characterized by her white headdress named "Tsuno-kakushi" and elaborate hairpins made of tortoise-shell, as seen in the photo.

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