Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Japanese Years


How exciting for me to see these color slides sent from my aunt of their time in Japan!  We've always had these two lacquered books full of black and whites my Grandpa (an avid photographer) captured.  Seeing their life in color knocks my Asian slippers right off! 
(My dad)

Father-dear, a wild guy, and always the smallest in class.  Although he hated moving around, he loved Japan.  Still to this day it was his favorite place they lived.  Years later he still can speak some of the Japanese he learned when he went fishing with the villagers for some extra cash.

(Newborn uncle, "The little peach boy")

My uncle was born in Japan and was a citizen until he was 18.   A huge baby, the local paper called him "Little Peach Boy Monteforte."  I love the bottom picture of my grandma and him sleeping on the tatami rugs with the bento box nearby.

My favorite of the lot, Grandma and Aunt Kathy:

Hope you like them! I'll be posting more of these and some of the beautiful black and whites soon!


donna baker said...

Those are wonderful pictures. I bought some tatami rugs yesterday for the 4th holiday.

Dash said...

Wonderful photographs Daniel, looking forward to seeing the black and whites.

Anonymous said...

Dan, these are amazing! Sometime I'll have to share the footage that my grandpa took while in the Navy.

DM said...

Domo Arigato everybody!
Anz, I can't wait to see!

Raina Cox said...

What a treasure!

Thanks so much for stopping by La Lamp Shade today.


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Anonymous said...

whaaa... dan, these are amazing photos and and a fantastic story!

Jay said...

That tatami photo is how I want to spend all my living days! I can't wait to see more photos!!

Jason Hudson Dot Com said...

What treasures! MY GOODNESS!!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Gorgeous pictures and what a beautiful baby he was xx