I’m enjoying sifting through my mom’s old slides and have already found so many fascinating ones. I especially love the shots with people. You can see the styles and trends from the 1960s.
Take this photo. I can’t get over the contrast between my mom, the Japanese woman in kimono, and her dapper little boy. With the exception of the New Year, you’d be hard pressed to find a scene like this in Japan these days.
My mom is of average height in the US, but she sure stood out in Japan back then.
I think this photo was shot in Nikko. My mom lived in Nagoya from 1964 to 1965, where she taught math and science at the international school there. She sometimes took excursions around Honshu, the largest Japanese island. I know she went to Nikko (and I took a similar photo when I went there in 1991), but she also went to Hakone, which also has waterfalls.
If anyone can identify it, please leave a comment. Domo arigato gozaimasu.