Retro Kyoto 1930
- Viewing Period
- 10:00 Mon. 11th - 12:59 Sun. 17th. October
Retro Kyoto is a film project to unearth valuable images of Kyoto and provide them to citizens. This time, we have a home movie from 1930, shot by a citizen with a Pathé Baby (9.5mm film). The three films show a trip to Amanohashidate in Tango, a trip down the Hozu River enjoyed by famous people, and the Kyoto Ekiden relay race. The race finish line is at Heian Shrine after running through various places whose scenery has completely changed now, such as Keage, Fushimi, Saga, and Omuro. It is very interesting to watch the film while recalling the current scenery. The film Yojo Dori wo Hashiru (Running Down 4th Street) from the Taisho era, which was added as an additional feature, is a toy film (35mm film), and is an interesting account of Kyoto in the old days, when Kawaramachi Dori was still narrow, there was no Tohka Saikan, and the north side of Hanamikoji Street had not yet been developed.