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160306-0031 - Earthquake Reconstruction


Tokyo Showa 1930s Kobundo Nakamura Studio

Komagata-bashi Bridge (駒形橋) over the Sumidagawa River in Tokyo, ca. 1930 (Showa 5).

Named after the Komagata-do Hall of Senso-ji Temple, the bridge was built in 1927 (Showa 2) to connect Komagata in western Taito with Higashi-komagata, Sumida. It replaced a ferry called Komagata-no-Watashi.

From the postcard series The 16 Bridges of Tokyo (東京大十六橋).

Following the Great Kanto Earthquake (Kanto Daishinsai) of September 1, 1923 (Taisho 12), Tokyo celebrated the official completion of its earthquake reconstruction in March 1930. As part of the project, hundreds of bridges were built or reconstructed.

This series appears to have been published to coincide with the celebration.

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