Memories

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…

Late Showa: Me and My Father

Late Showa: Me and My Father

I was still one year old. This is one of special photos with my father who usually held a camera. My father was curious. HDR, fishing, pipe cigarettes, sake, healthy products, leather crafts making, website making, golf, etc. Once he got interested, he studied all day long. He supported me to keep studying because he knows how hard and fun it is to learn new things. He fell into eternal sleep in May 2017. To me, he is always the best father. 1980’s in Osaka, Japan

Middle of Showa: Wedding in Japan

Middle of Showa: Wedding in Japan

This was taken at the wedding of my grandparents Yoshikazu and Sayoko. “San-san-kudo” is a Japanese wedding ritual to exchange and drink a cup of sake in three times. It was the first marriage for Yoshikazu but the second time for Sayoko. Sayoko even had two children, so both families didn’t agree with them at first. As far as I remember, they were happily together. 3rd February 1955 in Osaka, Japan

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