Memories: Photos from Showa period + Short Stories

I found a lot of pictures and negative films from the storerooms at my parents’ and my grandparents’ homes.Some of them were fixed in albums, but they were put in boxes in a careless way.One of the oldest was a family photo in monochrome, taken when my grandmother was in girls’ school.That was the first time for me to see the face of my great grandparents. Pictures of my grandfather and my father with their colleagues.Baby photos of me and my siblings.And a few of my grandmother’s brother who died during the wartime.Some got names and dates on the reverse side. When I showed those pictures to my mother, I…

Middle of Showa: Grandma in Kimono

Middle of Showa: Grandma in Kimono

This photo was taken during the New Year’s Day as you can see the “Shime-kazari (decoration of straw rope)” on top of the entrance door. My grandmother on the left and her relative wore in beautiful kimono for the celebrating days.My grandmother was very fashionable like a Parisienne.She wore make-up and a nice dress every day.All the people who know her told me how fashionable she was. “Put red lipstick on when you become a lady, Nozomi.” 1950’sOsaka, Japan 日本語Français

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