The Three Face Cards of Yokohama 3

Jack—Port Memorial Public Hall

By Tomoko Kamishima, May 2012

Yokohama has three famous old towers. Jack was built in 1917 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Yokohama Port. But only 6 years later the Great Kanto Earthquake attacked Yokohama and Jack burned down. But the brick walls that were reinforced against earthquakes remained. The damaged building was beautifully restored in 1927, and it has been utilized as a public hall for Naka Ward citizens since 1959. The tower is 36 meters high and has clocks on all four sides so that everyone can see the time. Jack is always friendly to us! An index of this series is here.

Tomoko Kamishima
Photography by Tomoko Kamishima
Contributor, Kanagawa

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Lester Goh
Lester Goh
6 months ago
I had no idea the clock tower had a name. Jack is one magnificent uh. tower. I love this style of architecture though! Time to research K and Q.
Tyra 'nell Pille-Lu
Tyra 'nell Pille-Lu
3 years ago
Yokohama, indeed is a beautiful city!