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The Japan Times has announced the existence of 6 aerial pictures of Tokyo before the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.  These were found in the collection of an anonymous private collector (I have no idea why they have only just been publicized) and were taken by pilots of the Ito Hikoki Kenkyujo (Ito Airplane Research Institute).

Unfortunately, only one of them has been released to the public so far. The picture at the top shows the central city area around Tokyo Station on April 12, 1922.  The bottom picture shows the same view today. 

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Comment by John Paul Catton on October 15, 2012 at 11:36am

Thanks for the comments. Now if I could only get access to the other 5 images, I'd be REALLY happy! But that's always the way with these "anonymous private collectors"...

Comment by Larry on October 14, 2012 at 11:38pm

Excellent images. Thanks for posting this.

Comment by Pablo J. Alvarez on October 14, 2012 at 6:52pm

Thanks to show  the comparative images. 

Comment by Zapp Adams on October 14, 2012 at 5:15pm

Absolutely fascinating. Thanks for this! 

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