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Memories of Tokyo

We lived in Yokohama for a year and then in Tokyo from 1992 until we left in 1995 for Washington, for language training in preparation for a posting to Turkey. I had taken a lot of film pictures during our years in Tokyo, and know I scanned some of them, but for the life of me can’t find them anywhere in the world (and I mean that literally!). But upon seeing Bill Miller’s excellent captures of Tokyo, which brought back some great memories, I began searching my old files to see if I had anything, and found some pictures I had taken when we were posted to Okinawa from 2000 to 2003. I remember one of the trips to Tokyo quite well, to see old friends and haunts, because I managed to contract pneumonia there, being used to the hot climate in Okinawa and having nothing warm to wear up north.

Anyway, these are some pictures from the trips in 2001 and 2002, taken with my first digital camera. They’re not remarkable, but a nice memory of four years of our lives.
Unusual kimono models
Unusual kimono models
At the kimono shop
At the kimono shop
Ginza subway
Ginza subway
Ginza street
Ginza street
Ginza 4-chome
Ginza 4-chome
Plasma TVs and massages
Plasma TVs and massages
Akihabara Electric Town
Akihabara Electric Town
Okinawans in Tokyo
Okinawans in Tokyo
JR Akihabara station
JR Akihabara station
JR conductor
JR conductor
Doggie bar
Doggie bar
Tastefully done
Tastefully done
Get-together
Get-together
Daimon
Daimon
A man and his friend
A man and his friend
What, no tako-yaki??
What, no tako-yaki??
New and old
New and old
Ultra-modern
Ultra-modern
Hidden temple
Hidden temple
Tokyo phenomenon
Tokyo phenomenon
Garden lantern
Garden lantern
Dinner with old friends
Dinner with old friends
JR station
JR station
The ubiquitous pachinko parlor
The ubiquitous pachinko parlor
Ōfuna clutter
Ōfuna clutter
Golden Fair
Golden Fair
Transport
Transport
Waiting in Shibuya
Waiting in Shibuya
Shinjuku
Shinjuku
Tengenji-bashi
Tengenji-bashi
Tengenji gate
Tengenji gate
Tengenji
Tengenji
Get-together with the Satos
Get-together with the Satos
The tea seller
The tea seller
Yamanote Line
Yamanote Line
Asahi Inari Shrine
Asahi Inari Shrine
Zojoji Temple
Zojoji Temple
Okinawan pair
Okinawan pair