Hong Kong Daimaru (1960-1998) at Causeway Bay was the first Japanese department store in Hong Kong. When Daimaru opened, this area was still warehouses district, but after that, many Japanese department stores made their ways into Causeway Bay as Japanese residents had gathered near here due to their easy shopping on Japanese foods. However, increasing of the rental charges of the buildings, most of Japanese departments had to close one by one, and today, Sogo department store is the only one in Hong Kong. Sogo could survive they bought out the superficies against other Japanese department stores suffered from high rental charges.
The above curious photo was taken in October, 1972, just after the gas explosion accident at Daimaru, and it captured the car of Governor, Sir Murray MacLEHOSE,（later Baron MacLehose of Beoch）when he reviewed there.
This photo is from the reference storing in Hong Kong Public Library.