Saturday, January 22, 2011
NOODLE TRUCK WAS NEW THING IN 1961, YOKOHAMA
The owner of Abe's Soba Shop was so busy he had to send out for noodles. Usually, they were delivered after dark, but on 13 September 1962, a new driver, Moto-san, made the mistake of delivering in the daylight hours. While nobody said anything, the secret was out, Abe was sending out for Chinese. Nevertheless, Abe's shop continued to prosper as the older buildings were razed and replaced with concrete fascades with decorative lines. He still kept the lantern lighted.
Uploaded by roberthuffstutter on 21 Jan 11, 12.11PM PST.
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.
Rainy Night in Shibuya - 渋谷で雨の夜
Uploaded by pjacobs13 on 21 Apr 09, 3.59AM PST