1895 Print over 100 years old Tokio The Shinji-no-Ike (also available unframed)


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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.190.

Entitled – Tokio. Shinji-no-Ike Pond, and Wistaria, Kameido. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Tokio. – The railway connecting Kobe with the chief city of Japan was commenced in 1872 and finished in 1889; the distance is 376 miles.

Previous to its becoming the military capital, in the year 1590, Tokio was little more than a rude fortress surrounded by a few scattered villages.

To-day the city straggles over a space twenty miles in circumference, and has a population of 1,161,800.

For administrative purposes this huge city is divided into fifteen districts, and is becoming Europeanized to an almost grotesque degree.

It runs Constantinople close for the record in big fires; in 1601 the entire city was laid in ashes.

There are tramways here; also electric light, telephones, theatres, and upwards of 100 newspapers, including Maru Maru Shimbune, the Japanese Punch.

In the autumn of 1872, the city was connected with Yokohama by railway.

Crossing the Dobashi, the first bridge over the moat, one comes to the vast inclosure of the Imperial Palace, which has been occupied by the Mikado since 1889.

The most popular part of the city is the Nihon Bashi, or great central bridge across the River Okawa, whence all distances in Eastern Japan are measured.

Our view shows the Shinji-on-Ike pond, bordered with glorious wistarias trained on trellis.

This pond is within the precincts of the Shinto Temple of Temmangu, commonly known as Kameido, which is reached by crossing the Ryogoku-bashi, one of the largest bridges in Tokio, spanning the Sumida-gawa.

The wistarias blossom during the last week of April and make Kameido one of the sights of the city.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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