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Tokyo Showa 1930s Unknown

Tokyo Station, 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.

From a series called Great Tokyo (大東京, Dai Tokyo).

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