I’ve written about this electric film before…

…so the only thing I’ll add are the following photos, which provide a nice feel of Tokyo’s streets in the early 1960’s.

In this first picture we see a car in the center of the frame, with a Toden streetcar behind it. For more about Tokyo’s streetcar network, see:

Cruel Story of Youth 1960 evening street scene.jpg

In the next frame we see a typical Tokyo street; many of the buildings on the left are classic example of kanban kenchiku (billboard architecture).

Cruel Story of Youth 1960 sunny street scene.jpg

This one I’ve published before, but I’ll include it here for thematic solidarity…