June 1923 – Traffic on the Nihon Bridge Nihonbashi

Project Postcard June 1923 - Tokyo Traffic on the Nihon Bridge Nihonbashi front

Project Postcard June 1923 - Tokyo Traffic on the Nihon Bridge Nihonbashi back

This is the Nihon Bridge (Nihonbashi) in Tokyo, Japan, in year 1923. 

Nihonbashi (日本橋) is a business district of Chūō, Tokyo, which grew up around the bridge which has linked two sides of the Nihonbashi River at this site since the 17th century. The first wooden bridge was completed in 1603. The current bridge, designed by Tsumaki Yorinaka and constructed of stone on a steel frame, dates from 1911. The district covers a large area to the north and east of the bridge, reaching Akihabara to the north and the Sumida River to the east. Ōtemachi is to the west and Yaesu and Kyobashi to the south.

Nihonbashi, together with Kyobashi and Kanda, is the core of Shitamachi, the original downtown center of Edo-Tokyo.


Owner of this postcard: Matias Roskos