Sign in to comment

Select your language

Image 2/74 for "History of Ginza"

Tue 2010/12/21 12:33 JST 858155 Views

After the huge fire in 1872 (Meiji 5), the Meiji government designated Ginza as a model of modernization with brick buildings instead of wood and better connected streets. The government also wanted Ginza to be the center of Westernization.
Irish-born architect Thomas Waters was commissioned to rebuild the Ginza and is responsible for the design of the many 2 to 3 story Georgian style brick buildings. The area was known as "Renga Gai" [煉瓦街] meaning "brick town" at the time.

The photo above is taken in 1910 (Meiji 43) where horses were used to pull the trams on the tracks. Horse pulled trams came into public use in 1897 (Meiji 30).


Castlevania IV
Thu 2017/10/19  0  2975
Lelouch Smart Doll Shipping
Thu 2017/10/19  1  2841
What Color Skirt You Prefer?
Thu 2017/10/19  1  5908
Kushi Noms In Osaka
Tue 2017/10/17  1  13852

Currently being read

Megumi Nakajima
Mon 2010/07/05  96  224645
Tokyo Arrival 2
Wed 2010/11/17  285  368183
Asakusa in the Winter 2013
Mon 2013/12/30  130  1122801
Supplies Shortage Tokyo
Fri 2011/03/25  124  483432