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Tokyo Showa 1930s Unknown
Cars pass by stores on Tokyo’s Ginza in 1930. The building on the left is the famous Itoya stationery store established in 1904 (Meiji 37). The Neo-Renaissance on this image was opened in June, 1930 (Showa 5) and designed by Shinichiro Okada (岡田信一, 1883-1932). It was destroyed during an air raid in 1945 (Showa 20). Next to it is Matsuya Department Store, designed by Yasuzo Kida (木田保造) and Otohiko Honma (本間乙彦, 1892-1937). It was opened in April 1925 (Taisho 14). After the end of WWII it was used as the Tokyo PX by the US Occupation Forces.
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