One of my best friends in the squadron and I decided to celebrate the end of 1961 by spending it in the night clubs of the Ginza. I had arrived in Japan in August and had not yet met the young woman who would accompany me on future New Years eves while in Japan. To make this caption brief, we had a good time, spent a lot of Yen at some of the high-class clubs and didn't get a wink of sleep all night. We returned to NAS Atsugi later in the day, exhausted and ready to begin another year of our Navy career. My friend went on to flight training in Pensacola and became a naval aviator. I continued in my tour with VQ-1 until I was transferred back to the USA in 1964.
THIS IS A FANTASTIC SHOT. Great composition. Great in black and white. B/W would have been my choice for this one too. Glad you used both languages for description. That will be personally helpful to me for any art work I might do. I have, however, always associated umbrellas with Tokyo and most any city in Japan, rain or shine. __________________________________________________ Rainy Night in Shibuya - 渋谷で雨の夜 Uploaded by pjacobs13 on 21 Apr 09, 3.59AM PST
A BEAUTIFUL REMINDER OF MY TIME IN JAPAN, 1961-1963. This is beautiful work and reminds me of silk paintings, work we all cherished, purchased and sent home to our family. We saw the mountain and it was pure beauty. Mt. Fuji 18 Brushes on iPad
_____________________________________________________ BAR TIGER, THE GREATEST LITTLE BAR IN SAGAMI OTSUKA 1961 NO MEMBERSHIP CARDS REQUIRED, JUST A YEN FOR A GOOD TIME... SEXY-BAR-MAIDS PR-FEMALES YEN SAGAMI-OTSUKA BAR-TIGER ATSUGI JAPAN-1960S FUN-SPOTS OPEN-ALL-NIGHT BEAUTIFUL-WOMEN GREAT-TIMES GRRRREAT-TIMES
Uploaded by roberthuffstutter on 14 Jan 11, 11.17AM PST.
Thank you for visiting this blog. It's my favorite blog and the one I tend to as much as possible. There are many imperfections within this blog; there are words spelled in error and grammer that needs attention, so thanks for your patience. My initial purpose for beginning this blog was to simply share my experiences enjoyed in Japan during my tour of duty. It was only 28 months, but they made a lifelong impression on both my mind and heart.
This blog is made possible through the cooperation of the photographers and artists who have permitted me to include their works in my blog. Where possible, I have tried to give credit to those who created works and photography more than a century ago. Many of the photos of the really vintage nature are from the 19th century. Many of the 20th century works are from the archives of government cites, Wikipedia and other sources.
Naturally, where my photos and art are displayed, you will see my byline. As far as followers, I would like to have many; I want to share this blog with all who have interests similar to my own. So, if you enjoy my blog, please comment or become a follower and receive updates each time new material is posted.
Tokyo Woman Among the many sights of Tokyo, the style conscious Japanese woman in heels with her keitai (cell phone) in hand, is one of the more fascinating and photogenic. I was never satisfied with Deep Purple's "Woman from Tokyo" hit of the 70's as a proper tribute so I decided to do my own song which has been a work in progress for 2 years or more. This latest version is combined with 60+ images collected over a similar 2 year period of trips to Tokyo. Some of the shots were taken on the run or from the hip and present only a fleeting, blurred vision of this elusive creature. The Beach Boys had their California Girls and Lenny Kravitz his American Woman. This is my humble offering to Tokyo Woman.
Tokyo woman, I wonder what you hear with your keitai denwa pressed against your ear Tokyo woman, kakko ii desho Tokyo woman, doko iku no?
Uploaded by pokoroto on 14 Sep 08, 7.37PM PST. ___________________________________________________
The depth of this photograph is difficult to describe. It is the various hues and shades of green that affords visual pleasures unexpected; the finely manicured fields seperated by hedges and shrubs suggest pride and constant care of the fields.
This aeriel view is a treat in that it enables the mind to see the reality of agriculture and its associated beauty above and beyond the field or mere hilltop levels.
The depth of this photograph is difficult to describe but the photographer has captured an image of unique beauty, one of mistique and awe. ____________________________________ La profundidad de esta fotografía es difícil de describir. Se trata de los matices y tonos diferentes de verdes que ofrece placeres inesperados visuales; los campos y elegante manicura separados por setos y arbustos sugieren la atención el orgullo y la constante de los campos. Esta vista aérea es un placer, ya que permite a la mente para ver la realidad de la agricultura y su belleza asociados por encima y más allá del campo o los niveles de mera cima de la colina. La profundidad de esta fotografía es difícil de describir, pero el fotógrafo ha capturado una imagen de singular belleza, una de las Mistique y temor.
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 .
THE SLIDESHOWS ARE OPTIONS FOR BLOGGER AUTHORS AND ARE FURNISHED VIA PICASA. THE SLIDESHOWS ON MY BLOG HAVE BEEN SELECTED AT RANDOM THROUGH POSTING A SUBJECT. FOR EXAMPLE: JAPANESE WOOD BLOCK PRINTS, KINTAI BRIDGE, TOKYO, YOKOHAMA, WATERCOLORS, ETC. TO IDENTIFY THE SOURCE AND CREATOR OF A SLIDE SHOW, ARROWS FOR LEFT AND RIGHT AND STOP ARE PROVIDED BENEATH THE SLIDESHOWS. CLICK ON AN IMAGE AND FIND OUT MORE. PLEASE RETURN TO THIS BLOG IF YOU SHOULD HAPPEN TO BE DETOURED BY A SLIDESHOW. BETTER YET, CHECK OUT MY BLOG, BLOGABOUTJAPAN, AND THEN GO FOR THE SLIDE SHOWS.
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.