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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Meiji
Title
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouses
Door detail on Warehouse 2
Exterior
Detail View
Work Type
warehouses
Date
1911-1930
Image: November 3, 2018
Location
1 Chome-1 Shinko, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture 231-0001, Japan
Yokohama-kō, Kanagawa-ken, Kanto, Japan
Latitude: 35.452 N
Longitude: 139.643 E
Material
Brick reinforced with iron
Period
Meiji
Description
Though both warehouses have been adaptively reused, much of the original infrastructure of the customs houses has been retained, including the large, industrial scale doors, which bring additional daylighting into the interior. Warehouse No. 2, the larger of the two warehouses, is primarily used for retail and dining space today.
Commentary: The construction of the Yokohama’s Red Brick warehouse coincided with the modernization of Yokohama Harbor around the turn of the 20th century. The current buildings were constructed in 1911 and 1913, though they were damaged in the Great Kantō earthquake of 1923, and had to be repaired at that point. Their unique system of iron-reinforced brick protected them, however, from the worst of the earthquake damage. The buildings continued to serve as customs houses until 1989. At the point, most of the industrial shipping in Yokohama shifted to the south to make room for containerized shipping, and the area near the red brick warehouses gradually transitioned to commercial uses. Today the red brick warehouses are primarily used for retail, dining, and cultural space.
Source
Contributor: Sarah Rovang
Information: Information at the Yokohama Port Museum, and “Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse,” Wikipedia, accessed March 3, 2018, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokohama_Red_Brick_Warehouse (footnotes on this entry check out!).
Photographer: Sarah Rovang
Rights
Sarah Rovang, 2018
License
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File Properties
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