My mom has been in Japan now for 10 days and frequently sends e-mails about her stay in Tokyo and side trips to hot springs outside the capital and to Kyoto.
She remembers a little of the Japanese she used to speak well enough to buy things in stores, take the train, and ask for directions. That was 45 years ago.
Back then, my grandparents visited my mom in Nagoya, where my mom taught math and science at an international school. My grandma sent this postcard in 1965 to my mom’s youngest two siblings back home in Illinois.
We spent one night in Nagoya with Judy, the second night with Taki–the ham–in his house. We ate Suki-Yaki and slept on fu-tons. What an experience. We are in Kyoto–ancient capital of Japan. It is full of beautiful and interesting sites. Love, mother and dad.
My grandfather was a ham radio enthusiast and spoke with people around the world, thus the mention of the ‘ham’.