Our Cat – ‘Avon’ 1977

One of the last good images I was able to take of our cat Avon enjoying some warm sunshine by our front door. He was a found kitten, starving but friendly (aren’t all hungry kitties friendly?). He was found along Carol’s Avon cosmetics route in Pensacola, Florida back in 1975. A Tom Cat with a silly name but it fit him. He ran off from our new house in Yokohama, Japan and he either lost his way or was taken in. I don’t think of the other possibilities. Original image taken with my Yashica TL Electro-X on Kodak Ektachrome 64 … Continue reading Our Cat – ‘Avon’ 1977

Springtime in Naka-ku, Yokohama

Remembering back to our time living in Japan in the late 1970s. We lived in a small area of southern Yokohama near Sankei-en (gardens). The Naka Ward was home to a large US Navy family housing area and the ever popular Navy Exchange and Commissary. Avenue D, pictured below, was the main highway from Yokohama to the Navy base at Yokosuka. In our part of the housing area, these Sakura (below) had been planted as a joint project with the military families and the local community. After the long and dreary winter we looked forward to the blossoms and warmth … Continue reading Springtime in Naka-ku, Yokohama

Tokyo store window – 1964

ヤシカ Japan and the summer Olympic Games held in Tokyo. Yashica’s latest in their popular line of SLRs. As it would have appeared in 1964. The world was coming to Japan for the Olympics and Japan was ready to show the world its best technology and design. The Tokaido Shinkansen made its inaugural run from Tokyo on October 1st and Japan and its technology never looked back. A trip back in time. A time when Japan showed the world what it was capable of. Thanks for your visit! Chris   Continue reading Tokyo store window – 1964

Neat Little Find

This camera cleaning cloth with an advertisement on it was with a Minolta camera we just acquired from a seller in Mie Prefecture, Japan. A machine translation tells us that it is for a camera shop in Tokyo – Sakaecho – Tama 多摩ニュータウン. Neat find from about 1963 or so… especially with the Contax camera depicted.  It’s 15 x 15cm square. We love the 4 digit telephone number! Just before the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Thanks for your visit! C&C Continue reading Neat Little Find