ひろしま戦前の風景 34.「銀嶺の魅惑 その一 吾妻山」より
[34]From “Allure of the Snow-Capped Mountains Part 1: Azumayama”

昭和12年(1937年)12月26日 撮影:金田民夫氏 提供:広島平和記念資料館 庄原市比和町

参考資料 「比和町誌」 比和町 1980年
Filmed December 26, 1937, by Tamio Kaneda
Original film courtesy of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Hikawa-cho, Shobara City
Japan’s first commercial ski resort opened in Yamagata Prefecture in the late Meiji era, prompting growing interest in skiing in other regions with heavy snow. Azumayama Ski Resort opened in 1927. It had pistes for both beginners and experienced skiers, and illumination for night skiing. The ski resort thrived until around 1941, when skier numbers dropped sharply due to the worsening war situation, forcing the resort to close down. It reopened after the war and regained its pre-war popularity as growing numbers of people practiced the sport, but has subsequently closed again. The footage shows students of Shudo Junior High School, a private boys’ school in Hiroshima City, receiving skiing lessons.
Reference: Hiwa-cho, Hiwa-cho-shi [History of Hiwa Town] (1980)

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