ひろしま戦前の風景 46.元安橋周辺
[46]Motoyasu Bridge and Neighborhood

昭和2年(1927年)ころ 撮影:上西寛之助氏
提供:上西功一氏/広島平和記念資料館 広島市中区大手町

Filmed circa 1927 (Showa 2) by Kannosuke Kaminishi
Original film courtesy of Koichi Kaminishi and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Filmed in late 1927 or early the following year, the footage records the busy Hon-dori Shopping Street and Motoyasu Bridge area. Recorded are the crowds around Motoyasu Bridge, Hon-dori Shopping Street with its eye-catching “lily-of-the-valley” street lamps, the stretch of the same street between the eastern end of Motoyasu Bridge and Saiku-machi (or Saiku-cho) and its three-globe “lily-of-the-valley” lamps, a fire engine speeding down Hon-dori, a cyclist stopping to make way, and a group of what appears to be Boy Scouts. The footage was recorded by a Hiroshima-born immigrant to Canada, who was spending two years in Japan. The film was most probably made as a souvenir for other Hiroshima-born expats in Canada.

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