Shimbashi, Tokyo Japan Streetcar 1955

The intersection of “A Avenue” and “10th Street” in post-war Tokyo, when the streets of Central Tokyo were retrofitted with Western / English street signs.

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tigerzombie/5002887563/

This is located near today’s Uchisaiwaicho Station, close to Shimbashi Station.

See: Map of American Occupied Tokyo, 1948 GHQ東京占領地図

Not only have these street signs been removed, but the streetcar seen in the picture is also long gone. For historical maps of the old Tokyo streetcar network (Toden), see: Tokyo streetcar maps 東京都電マップ (Toden maps)

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