The city of Shinagawa facing the sea
480 SHINAGAWA
[ID] 4002กกกก( ID:4002 )
[Photographer] F. Beato
[Album] R. Stillfried(album 3)
[Place] Tokyo
[Date] unknown
[Color] mono
[Size] 242x194
[Cabinet] 78-20-0
[Keyword] sea/highway/view

View of Tokyo from the northern edge of the Shinagawa Shuku (post town), where inns and rest stops for horses were located. The hill on the left indicates that this photograph was taken from around present-day Yatsuyama Bridge. The street in the foreground is probably the Tokaido Highway. This was taken by Felix Beato before train tracks were laid along the sea following land reclamation. Although Shinagawa Station was originally planned near Shinagawa Shuku, the local people were against the plan and eventually the station was built further north than originally planned. Photographs taken much later from the same angle indicate that the station was built behind the tree in the centre.