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70809-0005 - Tokyo Station


Tokyo Taisho 1910s Unknown
An unusual view of Tokyo Station, Tokyo. Located in the Marunouchi business district of Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace grounds and the Ginza commercial district, the building was designed by architect Kingo Tatsuno (辰野金吾, 1854–1919) to celebrate Japan’s victory in the Russo-Japanese War. He patterned the domes, destroyed during the firebombings of 1945 (Showa 20), after Amsterdam’s central station. The station was completed on December 18, 1914 (Taisho 3), and opened on the 20th. In 1921 (Taisho 10), Prime Minister Takashi Hara was assassinated here. See blog entry.
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