Minato Motomachi Station, Kobe

Red brick station designed by Tatsuno Kingo

By Manish Prabhune    - 1 min read

I have always been a fan of the legendary architect Dr. Tatsuno Kingo, who designed the famous Tokyo Station as well as Manseibashi Station. His constructions remind me of the British architectural footprint in my hometown of Mumbai in India. Apart from his most famous works, I luckily stumbled on his creation in Kobe, which is Minato Motomachi Station, built in 1909, a few years before Tokyo Station was completed in 1913. Originally the building served as a branch of the Daiichi Bank, but it suffered severe damage during the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995. However, it has been restored and it now serves as the entrance to the subway station Minato Motomachi on the Kaigan Line.

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Manish Prabhune

Manish Prabhune @manish.prabhune

Travelling to various places and locations in Japan for over 14 years now, I want to share my experiences and also hear about destinations that I still have not been to in the land of the rising sun. Am a photography enthusiast and love to do slow shutter blue hour photography in Tokyo.