This photograph is taken pictures of comparativrly new the old place in Yokohama. We came down Hinodechō Station of Keikyū Main Line, and went to Negishi Forest Park on foot. On the way, we crossed Ōoka River and the arcade of Isezakichō, and came to the entrance of the shopping arcade of the Yokohamabasi(WS#1). Here has developed as a shopping center stuck to the area in which offers goods based on their lives, such as life article and food etc for Yokohama residents from prewar days. About 140 stores are located in a line with about 360m in full length in this arcade. We took a lunch in here. And then, we went ahead passing this arcade, the neighboring scene will become desolate. Although there are some individual shops in the middle of a loose hill, there are few residents in the passage. From here, we went up the steep slope/stairs and we went to Negishi Forest Park. The both sides of a hill are crowded with private houses(WS#2). It seems to be a ready‐built house built by subdividing land with the postwar housing site boom. I noticed there does not have the garden in every house. We had a break time at Negishi Forest Park for a while. In return, we got down from the hill once and went to Bay View Park via Mugita-sho. On the way, we rose the slope "Washinzaka", and arrived at the park looking sideways at the Helen church. When we come so far, there are many tourists. Yokohama Bay Bridge can be seen in the distance from an observatory of park. And then, I passed along the Motomachi shopping center, went to Ishikawacho Station, and arrived at way home. So, Yokohama is dotted with old and new rows of houses/streets, and it is an interesting town.
1. History of Yokohama
There were the post-town of the "Kanagawa-juku", "Hodogaya-juku", and the "Totsuka-juku" along Tokaido within present Yokohama by the Edo period, and it prospered as an important place of traffic.
Although Yokohama was a quiet village of the farming and fishing till the end of Edo Period, the history starts by "the opening of a country". Yokohama was chosen as the conclusion place and opening-of-a-port place of Treaty of Peace and Amity between the United States and the Empire of Japan by the expectation of the government. Enclaves for foreign residents were established in Yokohama with opening of a port, and many Chinese employed as a foreign merchant also visited Japan. Moreover, merchants including the leading merchant of Edo came to open a shop to Yokohama. Yokohama developed after that as a place where Western culture goes into Japan early most. When it entered at Taisho Era, Yokohama is an important area military and it developed as military city. However, it received destructive blow by the "Great Kanto Earthquake" (1923) of Taisho Era. And then, it was hit by the "Yokohama massive air raid" by the terminal of 1945 by U.S. Forces of World War II. And, 44% of city area population is damaged. The central part and harbor facilities in Yokohama were requisitioned by occupation forces after the end of the war. Present Yokohama was built after reviving from the ruins by the Great Kanto Earthquake or World War II. Now, Yokohama is going to develop summarizing in "MM21 area" as a coming international city such as a company, commerce, an international exchange function, a port administration function, etc.
2. Each pjotograph
Upper left: Washinzaka
Under left: Helen church
Upper right: Motomachi shopping center
Under right: Toward Yokohama Bay Bridge
Critiques | Translate
pajaran (41957) 2013-09-30 10:25
Interesantan tekst o mestu sa datim podacim ai istorijom ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u cnro-beloj tehnici, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura.
Lepa fotografija u radionici.
An interesting article about the place with the given data and history ...
Good work with the beautiful photographs in black and white, nice place and the architecture shown.
Beautiful pictures in the workshop.
All the best.
danos (78330) 2013-09-30 10:38
nice the view of these sections of the city in this remarkable collage.I like the four different scenes of this big town of Japan,with the informative note to completes perfect all of them.
fabbs99 (11396) 2013-09-30 19:53
Wonderful collage in black and white from Yokohama.Excellent note about the history of the place.Great piece of work my friend.Very well done.TFS.
ikeharel (44321) 2013-10-01 0:35
Four photos show places over the town, neighbouring Tokyo. The big pic. with the bridge well seen , and the composition of the upper-left is exquisite.
I like how the elec. wires "scrible" on the sky.
mirosu (8406) 2013-10-01 19:36
Excellent collage with interesting monochrome photos, nice city sightseeing in one minute. Thank you for posting it. I never been in Yokohama, must be an interesting city.
mcmtanyel (5516) 2013-10-04 14:24
A lovely collage from Yokohama, like a postcard. I like the use of B&W. I am wondering how the top left would look in partial color (such as leaving just the traffic light in color).
tatadalou (4085) 2013-10-07 17:23
Nice collage of four B&W pictures showing different aspects of Yokohama Bay.Regards,