Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.186.
Entitled – Kobe. A Tea Plantation outside the Town.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Kobe. – The important town of Osaka dates its commercial birth from 1868; about sixteen miles below it is its port Hiogo, with Kobe, the foreign settement.
These two places are practically joined, and have an aggregate population of 136,968.
Our illustration shows a tea plantation about three miles from Kobe.
This town is the terminus of the Sango line, running down the shore of the Inland Sea, which beautiful water-way is 250 miles long and is studded with more than 3,000 islands.
The municipal affairs of the settlement here are managed by a council consisting of the Japanese prefect, the foreign Consuls, and three elected members of the community.
Kobe is the favourite open port in Japan, owing to the purity and dryness of the air, and the proximity of such places of beauty and interest as Kioto, Lake Biwa, and the Inland Sea.
The neighbourhood, too, abounds in lovely walks.
Five minutes’s walk from the foreign settlement is the Shinto Temple of Ikuta, which nestles among cryptomerias and camphor trees.
Farther along one comes to the Nunobiki Falls.
The path first reaches the Me-daki, or “Female Fall,” 43ft. high; then the traveller passes through a tea-house and over a covered bridge, in order to reach the upper or “Male Fall” (O-daki), 82ft. high.
Troops of large monkeys are sometimes seen in this neighbourhood.
The finest view of the town and the sea-shore is obtained from Suwa-yama, a spur of the range behind Kobe, which is crowned with tea-houses and mineral baths.
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