Fuji… just Fuji


Mount Fuji from Yokohama.

That simple four letter word needs no other introduction. Known the world over for its beautiful conical  shape. We were lucky to live in the Naka Ward in Kanagawa Prefecture and would often have this view to our west on a clear evening. Carol and I never grew tired of looking for it whenever we traveled somewhere new Рhoping to see it from a new vantage point. These images are but a few of the hundreds of images of Fuji. They are in no set order and all were taken from 1977 to late 1979. Primarily shot with a Canon F-1 (1978 version) and a Canon AE-1.


Our go to film while living in Yokohama. Kodachrome holds up well over the years when properly stored.


Freezing cold and crystal clear winter day near the base of Fuji.


Carol enjoying the view and freezing to death while doing so.


Canon F-1 with FD 80-200mm zoom lens at 200mm.


Road trip to Fuji-san.


A reminder that Fuji is an active volcano.


Fuji sunset as seen from the hill behind our home in Yokohama.

We never had the chance to climb Fuji while we were there. The constant deployments of my Navy ship kept me on an unpredictable schedule and made it impossible to find the time during the climbing months. Maybe we will have a chance – we are always hopeful.

Many thanks for your visit.

Chris and Carol

People Pics… Japan 1977-1980

These images were mostly taken in and around Yokohama and Tokyo with my Canon F-1 (1978 version). I used Kodak Kodachrome 25 and on occasion some Kodak Ektachrome 64 (I believe). They are in no particular order and will jump around quite a bit in both year taken and location. Enjoy!


Early morning commuter at the Yokohama train station.


Cute little spot of color at Ueno Zoo Tokyo.


Pigeon racing Р Ueno Zoo Tokyo.


In keeping with red clothing as the central theme, my lovely wife Carol at Sankei-en (Gardens) in Naka-ku Yokohama. The admission was about .45 cents US for an adult which made visiting Sankei-en a regular past time for us.


Motomachi shopping street Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. A favorite spot for shopping. As always, the local police assisting lost citizens.


“You watchin’ me… I’m watchin’ YOU”! Watchful shop dog in Honmoku, Naka-ku.


Fast service at a local shopping “street”. A very small back street in Sugita just down the street from the then JNR station. Yokohama, Isogo Ward (Isogo-ku).


Daily shopping along the street in Sugita.


Lovely flower shop ladies in Honmoku (where we lived in Yokohama).


At Sankei-en in Honmoku. Fussing with his gear to capture the perfect sakura picture.


Young customer meets experienced toy vendor. I believe at Ueno Zoo Tokyo.


Yep, Mickey D’s in Yokohama.


Number 8 bus in Yokohama. The driver keeps his eye on me.


Iconic view in Japan. A professional bus driver and his clean white gloves.


On the road to Mt. Fuji. Taken by Carol with her Canon AE-1.

As always we thank you for your visit. We enjoy sharing some of our images from when we lived in Japan in the late 1970s.

Chris and Carol… and BTW, Merry Christmas!!! ^.^