Fascinating Color Pics Document Everyday Life of Sendai, Japan in 1949-50

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Founded in 1600 by the daimyō Date Masamune. Sendai is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, the largest city in the Tōhoku region, and the second largest city north of Tokyo. It is one of Japan’s 20 designated cities.

The city was It is nicknamed the City of Trees; there are zelkova trees lining many of the main thoroughfares such as Jōzenji Street and Aoba Street.

In the summer, the Sendai Tanabata Festival, the largest Tanabata festival in Japan, is held. In winter, the trees are decorated with thousands of lights for the Pageant of Starlight, lasting through most of December.

These fascinating photos from NorbFaye documented everyday life of Sendai in late of 1949 and 1950.

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