Shinbashi (新橋) is a district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan, located south of Ginza, west of Tsukiji, east of Toranomon and north of Hamamatsucho. Shinbashi was the Tokyo terminus of the first railway in Japan in 1872. It remains a major railway hub and has since developed as a commercial center, most recently with the construction of the Shiodome "Shiosite" high-rise office complex.
Located centrally and a 10-minute walk from the Ginza shopping district, directly south of Tokyo station. Shimbashi is the original terminus of Japan's first stretch of railway, the Tōkaidō Main Line, and is one of Japan's oldest stations (the oldest station being Shinagawa, a few kilometres down the line). The original Shimbashi Station, opened on October 10, 1872, was built some way to the east of the modern-day structure and was known as Shimbashi Teishajō (新橋停車場). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinbashi en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimbashi_Station
BLOGABOUTJAPAN...is a collection of many of my photos taken from 1961 through 1963 while I was stationed in Japan at Naval Air Station Atsugi with VQ-1. Since beginning this blog, I have invited photographers and artists to exhibit their works here. My deepest appreciation and thanks to those whose work appears in this blog.
HISTORICAL NOTES ABOUT ADMIRAL YAMAMOTO PHOTO IN SLIDESHOW BELOW Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, Imperial Japanese Navy Portrait photograph, taken during the early 1940s, when he was Commander in Chief, Combined Fleet. Original photograph was in the files of Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison, USNR. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. ABOUT THE PHOTO OF THE ARTIFACTS Display relating to P-38 aircraft shoot-down of Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, who planned the Pearl Harbor attack. The display includes a remnant of Admiral Yamamoto's airplane. For more information about war in the Pacific, go to: The National Museum of the Pacific War. It is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. See their website: http://www.nimitz-museum.org/index.htm .
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My dad's dad, my grandfather, was nine years old when President Lincoln died from an assassin's bullet. Most people think I am speaking of my GREAT GRANDFATHER. NO, I am referring to my dad's father, my paternal Grandfather, Robert Levi Huffstutter, born in 1856. What does this information have to do with my profile? It might help the reader understand that I have a sense of being much older than I am in that only one generation seperates me from President Lincoln. This causes me to respond differently to society and many current events. In many respects, this is to my benefit, in other respects it dates my mindset. Perhaps this is the reason I value the moral standards and idealogies of older Americans, the men who were the soldiers and sailors I saw when I was a small boy,the men and women who fought a war for freedom without any doubts posted by a media with a questionable lack of national unity and purpose.