Straat vegen tijdens noodweer / Sweeping the street in heavy weather

Spaarnestad Photo, SFA001006712


Mensen vegen de straat tijdens noodweer. Tokyo, Japan. Circa 1930.




People sweeping the street in heavy weather. Tokyo, Japan. Around 1930.


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  • Search for More 6y

    cool capture!
  • ThePhotoDude220 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr Village!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • The Cassandra Project 6y

    this is an amazing document. what were those two guys wearing - hay?
  • nahcco 6y

    Hi. I'm a passerby but have an answer to the question from Herbi, so I'm adding a comment here. :)
    Those two guys are wearing traditional raincoats made of straw. It is called "mino" in Japanese.
  • The Cassandra Project 6y

    thanks, nahcco!
  • Nationaal Archief 6y

    Thanks for the explanation, nahcco!
  • Kasia.Some 6y

    Hi - about hte date - i think it is more like somewhere after WWII

    The Sanden Electrics (there is a huge sign behind those guys saying Sanden Electrics サンデン電気株式会社 in japanese ) started in 1943 and got pretty big since 1948.

    I will check a bit more later - if you like :-)
  • Nationaal Archief 6y

    Thank you for helping us to clarify the date. If you are able to find out more, we've very interested!
  • patrick.judge42 6y

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