Tokyo in 1935

This is a video of Tokyo before it was totally destroyed in the Second World War. My impression is that it was much more beautiful than now and it had a much more European style than nowadays.

The video shows Asakusa and Nihonbashi areas at east Tokyo that were the most popular places before the war, nowadays they’ve been replaced by Shibuya and Shinjuku at west Tokyo.

  • Jenny

    March 3, 2007 at 6:44 am

    This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us. Please tell us where it came from and who restored and colorized it. I am watching it over and over.

  • kirai

    March 3, 2007 at 7:12 am

    I didn’t find anymore information, one Japanese friend send it to me. They did a great restoration job! Here there is one version with sound ->

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  • fred

    March 3, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    those cars are like tanks

  • genevere

    March 4, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    that was intriguing, the opening panorama could have been of almost any european city of that era…..thank you