Our House – Honmoku, Yokohama 1977

As a tie-in to a recent post by our friend Peggy at Camera Go Camera of our old neighborhood (US Navy Area 2 Military Base Housing) in Japan. Here’s a picture of our house at 283-D Area 2 after a rare light snowfall.


Our US Navy base house in Honmoku, Naka-Ku, Yokohama from May 1977 to February 1980. We were the last Navy family to live there as the US Navy was in the process of turning over control of the land to the Japanese Government.


US Navy housing Area 2 looking east towards the bay. This part of Yokohama was still very industrial in the late 1970s. Our house is the blue two-story in the middle left. This shot was taken on a nice and steamy hot August day.

Camera: Canon F-1 on Kodachrome 25 color slide film

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris and Carol

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2 thoughts on “Our House – Honmoku, Yokohama 1977

    1. I know, it took us a while to get our bearings but the retaining walls around the big hill are what clued us in. When the Japanese government took it over they did quite a bit of landscaping to transform what was once there into the pleasant neighborhood it is today. We had such big yards around our houses – the locals were always intrigued by how much space we had. I am surprised that there are as many grassy areas today.

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