Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tokyo in 1950's old images (RARE)

 Tokyo 1953 War Wounds have healed, a year ago, formally ended the American occupation. Most of the cars until American. Interestingly, a bicycle policeman or a postman?

As per Technology we can find every thing on internet, just like these old images of Tokyo city in 1950, But in 1950 people dont have chance to see their old images, This is Clearly "authentic" view of the city before Westernization is then a panorama of Edo in 1865 Felice Beato work. Since then, it took almost 100 years ...  

 1953 A very strange and unexpected for the defeated nation a monument - a jet-shell "Eye" on which a kamikaze crashed into American ships. The chassis had, incidentally, were not included as unnecessary.

 In 1953. The area's famous shopping streets of Ginza. For the Japanese velospiped was still a mass means of transportation.

 In 1953. Railway station

 In 1952. Railway station

 In 1952. Imperial Hotel

 In 1953. Sakura's Day

 In 1953. Sakura's Day

 In 1952. Equestrian Statue of Kusunoki Masashige commander

 1952-53. Neighborhoods of Tokyo, drying rice
 In 1953. Nara

 In 1955. Ginza

 In 1955. General view of Tokyo

 Tokyo towards the end of the 50s

Tokyo Khrushchev


  1. The photo you say it's Nara it's not. It's the entrance to the Kiyomizu dera temple in Kyoto. And looks pretty much the same nowadays. Google it.
    And the photos of the equestrian statue and the one above it are from Ueno Park, in Tokyo, and look the same nowadays. The only difference is that the cars are not allowed there. That's all.
    So am sorry but this collection of photos is not impressive at all. Big disappointment...

    1. I can bear witness to this... i was there on 2008-2009 and... it is not Nara, btw, interesting photos.

  2. I came here to say the same! That's Kiyomizu dera entrance. I was pretty sure but have to look for it just in case:

  3. Very interesting photographs. It is quite sad to see the monument to the kamikaze. I cannot see its intended acknowledgement to the bravery of the men that gave their lives for their country, but rather an acknoledgement to the shameful inability of the generals to reckon defeat - with the war already decided on july 1944, they still were willing to expose japanese soldiers to a certain death, and were counting on exposing the civilian too as their last medium of defense against defeat.

  4. Well, I like these pictures a lot, but I have to agree with the previous comment. That is not Nara, is Kiyomizu in Kyoto Higashiyama area. I live quite close right now.

    See you.