1895 Print over 100 years old Yokohama Theatre Street (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.192.

Entitled – Yokohama. Theatre Street. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Yokohama. – This important port is but 18 miles by rail from Tokio.

Although the streets of Yokohama have names, these names are but little used, as the numbering of the whole settlement is continuous, irrespective of streets.

Thus, one merchant’s address would simply be “No. 125, Yokohama.”

The city owes its commercial importance to the foreigners who have settled there; it was an insignificant fishing village when Commander Perry anchored off it in 1854.

The population of Yokohama numbers about 142,960, of whom 1,250 are Europeans.

The geater part of the settlement, as it now exists, dates from after the fire of 1866; and the Bluff, on which most of the merchants and moneyed residents have their houses, was first leased for building purposes in 1867.

A large and rapidly-growing native town has sprung up outside the foreign settlement.

Yokohama possesses a public hall, where theatrical and other entertainments are given, a fine Masonic Hall, a cricket-ground, and a race-course; the race-meetings are held in spring and autumn, and are occasionally attended by the Mikado.

This port is the great head-quarters of the curio trade of Japan.

The chief conveyance seen in the street is the jinriksha, or “man-power carriage,” a comfortable kind of small cart or buggy on two wheels and drawn by one man.

Japanese coolies, with one passenger seated in a jinrikshs, will draw it for 20 miles at a stretch, merely stopping now and then for a drink of water or tea.

At Yokohama we leave Asia for the glories of the vast American Continent.

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.

Thank you for looking, please visit our shop.

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