ひろしま戦前の風景 52.夏の鞆・福山・尾道
[52]Tomo, Fukuyama, and Onomichi in Summer

昭和15年(1940年)ころ 撮影:松浦貞美氏
提供:松浦功氏/広島市公文書館 福山市鞆町

Filmed circa 1940 (Showa 15) by Sadayoshi Matsuura
Original film courtesy of Isao Matsuura and Hiroshima Municipal Archives
Tomo-cho, Fukuyama City
The footage includes a bird’s-eye view of Sensuijima (Sensui Island) and Tomonoura, a steam locomotive of Tomo Railway, which was fondly referred to as “rakkyo train,” Fukuyama Castle, the steep rolling hills of Onomichi, and the Onomichi Channel seen from Mt. Senkoji. Tomonoura was historically an important harbor, where ships put in to wait for a favorable current. It has also been a celebrated scenic spot, made particularly famous by a piece of calligraphy written in its praise by a visiting Korean diplomat. The port’s importance subsequently waned as navigation styles changed. Its scenic beauty remained well-known, however. It was among the first locations designated as National Parks following the enactment of the National Parks Law in 1931. It was also chosen as a motif for a stamp.

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