MeijiShowa — historical images of Japan between the 1860s and 1930s all imagesphotographyillustrationsmapscalendar [ ? ] view cart (0)

81118-0001 - 1907 Ferris Wheel


Tokyo Meiji 1900s Nobukuni Enami
The Ferris wheel at the Tokyo Industrial Exhibition (東京勧業博覧会) of 1907 (Meiji 40). Although long believed to have been Japan’s first, this was actually Japan’s second Ferris Wheel. The honor of hosting the first one goes to Osaka. An exposition held from April to June 1906 (Meiji 39) at Tennoji Park in Tennoji Ward to commemorate victory in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905 featured a Ferris wheel. Although known in Japan as kanransha (観覧車), Osaka’s Ferris Wheel was called tenbo senkaisha (展望旋回車, rotating wheel). This caused Osaka’s Ferris Wheel to be lost to history.
Kjeld Duits Collection Buildings & StructuresExhibitions
Find similar:
Ferris wheels, Nobukuni Enami, Tokyo, Tokyo Industrial Exhibition, Ueno, amusement parks, entertainment, exhibitions, expositions, hakurankai, leisure, parks, technology, tourism
Share |
1 Year License Editorial Advertising Packaging
Small (Web)
USD 45.00 USD 89.00 USD 115.00
Medium (B6)
USD 110.00 USD 140.00 USD 160.00
Large (A4)
USD 140.00 USD 170.00 USD 185.00
Larger sizes available. Contact Us!