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    Setagayu-ku and its Showa Cars.

    In researching another project, I picked up a book on the history of Setagaya-ku (世田谷区) in Tokyo's West. Many photographs of period cars among the street cars, developments and train lines. A great slice in time, with many of these buildings still standing. Here's some highlights...


    White-walled Prince, and something else (Showa 36).


    Crown ute, wagon and Corolla (Showa 43).


    A couple of Prince, with a Subaru 360 thinking it can perhaps squeeze through the gaps (Showa 30).


    Crown, Datsun wagon, another early Crown I think, and the tram to Shibuya (Showa 43).


    Subaru 360 (Showa 36).


    Prince, a Renault (?), big Mitsubishi, and a Corolla perhaps? (Showa 43).


    Taxis - Prince perhaps? (Showa 30).


    Air-cooled taxi. No idea what it is though (Showa 36).


    New family, new Bellet (Showa 30).


    Subaru 360 sneaks past Shibuya bound street-car (Showa 42).


    Great looking truck of some sort (Showa 40).

    See ya! Neko.

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    Fantastic stuff...love the look and feel, would love to walk the streets of Tokyo back then!

    What's the name of the book?

    And, clearly off topic, but those tram shots remind me of Kochi! A couple of Kei trucks in the background, at least!


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    awesome, my brother lives in setagaya

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    Quote Originally Posted by moominsean
    What's the name of the book?
    In English, or similar anyway; 'Showa 30, and Forty Years of Setagaya-ku'. ISBN978-4-7612-6595-3. It contains not just cars of course, but a pile of trains, street-cars, buildings, maps and history.

    Quote Originally Posted by redzone
    awesome, my brother lives in setagaya
    A great place to live! Komazawa, Shimokitazawa, Futago-Tamagawa, to bordering on Shibuya - a perfect slice of Tokyo life... If he wants to sell his Box RB26 Skyline, tell him to give me a call?

    One more from about 1967 Looks like my dad, his favorite Yachica and new Subrau 360:



    Neko.

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    lol I have a older 35mm Yashica, gave it to a friend to accompany his even older Yashica like the one in the pic

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