Earthquake Pictorial Edition Part Three 1923 Japan Kanto Yokohama, Tokyo Maps


Title: Earthquake Pictorial Edition, Part Three

Description: In card covers, string bound. Covers are a bit soiled (more on the rear cover); some splits and tears along spine; 1 cm. of loss at head of spine. Pages show a few short closed tears and some light soiling. 8.25 x 12 inches. [Text in English and Japanese].

19 pages of English captioned photographs of the Great Japan Earthquake of 1923, known as the Great Kanto Earthquake. This earthquake, which devastated the Kanto region, including the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama, struck just before Noon on September 1, 1923. Fires followed the earthquake and developed into firestorms. It is estimated that more than 142,000 people lost their lives in the devastation. The photographs were taken in the days and weeks following the earthquake.

The first three pages show scenes of Price Regent Hirohito visiting the ruins and Empress Teimei visiting the Japan Red Cross and a emergency hospital. Other photos show various scenes of destruction and human desolation, memorial services, the dynamiting of damaged buildings, debris removal, relief workers (Chinese Red Cross, Philippine Relief Party) and the Japan Relief movement events in the United States.

Includes eight English captioned full-page maps (earthquake damage in Prefectures around Tokyo, distribution of Martial Law Forces in Kanto Districts, seismographic map showing center and direction of the first shocks in the Kansai districts, Tokyo showing parts wiped out by the fires and places where refugees gathered, location of Tokyo camp hospitals, area of Yokohama destroyed, distribution of military guards and relief work centers in Yokohama) and a couple smaller maps.

14 pages of text in English, including a message from the Emperor (the "Imperial Rescript"), a general description of the Kanto Earthquake and Fire (including details of the newly formed government cabinet, the activities of the new cabinet, civilian activities, and the restoration of the imperial capital), and a month-long day-by-day account of events (September 1-30).

About 39 pages of text in Japanese.

Published by the newspaper, Osaka Mainichi. It is undated, but was probably issued in late 1923.

Binding: String Tied Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good–

Publisher: Osaka Mainichi
Place: Osaka
Year: 1923

Language: English

Keywords: Great Kanto earthquake, 1923, Japan, Yokohama, Tokyo, Kanto, Hirohito, Empress Teimei,

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