Category: tokyo

Commuters crammed onto a train, pressed up aga…

Commuters crammed onto a train, pressed up against the glass. Tokyo, c.1956. Photographed by Yasuhiro Ishimoto

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Emporer Hirohito of Japan and Puyi of Manchuku…

Emporer Hirohito of Japan and Puyi of Manchukuo greet each other in Tokyo station. Before Puyi was emporer of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, he was the last emporer of China.

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A Japanese woman carries her son on her back a…

A Japanese woman carries her son on her back as she marks her ballot in Tokyo on April 10, 1946, in Japan’s first free election in generations

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Teenagers dancing in the Harajuku district of …

Teenagers dancing in the Harajuku district of Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, 1978

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mostly-history: Homeless Tokyo residents have …

mostly-history:


Homeless Tokyo residents have hauled these disabled buses into a
vacant lot and converting them into homes from their families
(October 2nd, 1946).  There was an acute housing shortage
in the capital.

Omori Prison Camp after liberation on 1 Septem…

Omori Prison Camp after liberation on 1 September 1945. Shown here are make-shift beds used by the American prisoners. Omori was one of Tokyo’s biggest POW camps.

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48 Years ago today Yukio Mishima gave a speech…

48 Years ago today Yukio Mishima gave a speech to troops at a Japanese garrison after taking their General hostage. His motive was to spark a coup which would restore the absolute power of the Emperor, he failed, and committed Seppuku soon after this picture was taken. Tokyo, Nov 25, 1970

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Japanese people kneel in front of the Imperial…

Japanese people kneel in front of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo as Emperor Hirohito announces on radio that Japan has been defeated in the second world war. August 15th, 1945.

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A view of Tokyo at night, c. 1970.

A view of Tokyo at night, c. 1970.

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15 cool pics that defined the youth fashion trends of Tokyo in…

15 cool pics that defined the youth fashion trends of Tokyo in the 1980s.