Thursday, August 2, 2012

Ryukyu Shimpo – Collector acquires tickets and commuter passes of a street-car that operated in Okinawa in the prewar period

Chatan resident Shigeo Teruya, a self-employed worker who collects Okinawan valuable paper materials, acquired tickets and commuter passes of the street-car that operated in Okinawa for about 20 years from 1914. Referring to the fact that the street-car operated for a relatively brief period, essayist Yutaka Hajime, who is acquainted with the history of railroad in Okinawa, said, “It is very rare to come across an actual ticket.” Teruya and Hajime both said that they have never seen actual tickets that were publicly exhibited.

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