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Yokohama Showa 1920s Unknown
Kanagawa Prefectural Government Office Building (神奈川県庁舎) in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. Completed in 1928 (Showa 3), the art deco building was designed by Karo Obi (小尾嘉郎, 1898-1974). It is still in use today, the second oldest government building in Japan actually used by a governor.

The building is the “King” of the “Three Towers of Yokohama.” It is considered to be the first building using the Imperial Crown Style (Teikan Yoshiki), a mixture of elements from traditional Japanese architecture and bulky western style buildings.
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