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GTR-N1

Terry's Japan 1976 Thanks To...

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Iron Chef    85

Loving this thread :)

I should post up my weekly emails and pics from when we moved over there in 1999.

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insanity    0

Thanks for the compliments Dave! Though mine is the easy job... Terry was the one that took the awesome pics! Its not like digital now where you can delete the ones you bugger up... I have no idea if there are shots of 70's Japanese fashion.... though I have 6 1/2 carousels to go, so its quite possible! I'm sure Terry can let you know if there are any.

I wish I could put the higer res scans up, but its just not practical. Besides, the difference you see on screen is almost not even noticeable. You'd only really use the higher res scans for large prints.

Anyway, here are a few more... a few crackers here I reckon :) so enjoy!

Vol 1 - 061 - Mt Sakurajima (400)

Vol 1 - 062 - Mt Sakurajima (400)

Vol 1 - 063 - Sunset Kagoshima (400)

Vol 1 - 064 - Kagoshima at dusk

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Vol 1 - 065 - Kagoshima at dusk

Vol 1 - 066 - Kagoshima at night (16)

Vol 1 - 067 - Kagoshima at night (28)

Vol 1 - 068 - Kagoshima at night

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Vol 1 - 069 - Mt Sakurajima sunrise (BW)

Vol 1 - 070 - Mt Sakurajima sunrise

Vol 1 - 071 - Mt Sakurajima sunrise (200)

Vol 1 - 072 - Kagoshima (BW)

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GTR-N1    2,112
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  • Many Thanks Dave & Iron Chef for your comments! Much appreciated.

    Ultimately when we get to Kyoto and later on Tokyo, I'm sure we'll encounter a few cars of 1975-76, and the way people dressed.

    There's even a couple of whimsical moments involving children's dress + a couple cars further on again in Kushiro.

    I only now recall that I had bought a 2nd hand Minolta camera body to enable me to use B&W film for contrast work.

    Elaine and I were flaggergasted when we realised that the trip by car to Kagoshima Airport from Kagoshima City was over 50 minutes!

    By the time we arrived, we had to check in within 5 minutes: the plane to Osaka already had its engines running and the seated passengers (mostly Japanese businessmen) were giving us filthy looks on boarding. ...you know..hehe..how a Japanese man is never NEVER LATE !!..so we had to be Gaijin eh?

    Tez

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    akeenan    1

    terry and beau

    thanks for sharing these pics! absoultely amazing. the shot of the street with shops along side and the elementary school boy walking with his bag is one of my favorites :D

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    insanity    0

    Vol 1 - 073 - Shiroyama Kanko Hotel (28)

    Vol 1 - 074 - Nippon Airways NH486

    Vol 1 - 075 - Kagoshima from air

    Vol 1 - 076 - Kagoshima from air

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    Vol 1 - 077 - Kagoshima from air

    Vol 1 - 078 - Kagoshima from air

    Vol 1 - 079 - Nobeoka from air

    Vol 1 - 080 - Inside 727 (16)

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    Vol 1 - 081 - Shikoku from air (16)

    Vol 1 - 082 - Shikoku from air (200)

    Vol 1 - 083 - Shikoku from air (200)

    Vol 1 - 084 - Shikoku from air (200)

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    insanity    0

    Vol 1 - 085 - Awaji Shima (Island)

    Vol 1 - 086 - Honshu from air

    Vol 1 - 087 - Honshu from air

    Vol 1 - 088 - Kobe from air

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    Vol 1 - 089 - Kobe from air

    Vol 1 - 090 - Osaka from air

    Vol 1 - 091 - Osaka from air

    Vol 1 - 092 - Osaka from air

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    Vol 1 - 093 - Osaka from air

    Vol 1 - 094 - Osaka from air

    Vol 1 - 095 - Osaka from air

    Vol 1 - 096 - Osaka from air

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    GTR-N1    2,112
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  • terry and beau

    thanks for sharing these pics! absoultely amazing. the shot of the street with shops along side and the elementary school boy walking with his bag is one of my favorites ;)

    Yes, Thanks on behalf of Beau and myself for your 'wrap'!

    It's comments like yours Akeenan, about what 'touches' you, that make this thread a success as well!!!! :P

    Back to the 'old' but (in 1975-6) new 727 plane; and how we nearly missed the flight from Kagoshima to Osaka...

    Elaine was apologising profusely to the seated but annoyed male passengers at the front of the aircraft, when I whispered in her ear,

    "It's no good! Thery're too pissed off!"

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    Sl!m    0
    Aw Shucks! That's a mighty compliment coming from a photographer such as you Sam. :yes:

    When I fluff a couple in a row, I'll hope you're not around...

    haha!:D

    There is always so much character in old photos though, some thing that is definately lost in DSLR photos.

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    insanity    0
    haha!:yes:

    There is always so much character in old photos though, some thing that is definately lost in DSLR photos.

    heh... thats just the dust on my scanner glass!! :D

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    insanity    0

    I've had a few busy days, so apologise for the delay! My little daughter is teething so its fun times at my place at the moment!!!

    Anyway, here are the next few pics! I should finish the first carousel tonight.... see how things go!

    Vol 1 - 097 - Osaka from air

    Vol 1 - 098 - Map of Honshu (m)

    Vol 1 - 099 - Osaka Castle (16)

    Vol 1 - 100 - Osaka Castle - Largest in Japan

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    Vol 1 - 101 - Osaka Castle - 1537-1598 burnt (200)

    Vol 1 - 102 - Osaka Castle - 1615 Civil war & lightning (600)

    Vol 1 - 103 - Osaka Castle - 5 Stories / 8 Floors

    Vol 1 - 104 - Osaka Castle - Otemon struck by lightning 1783 (16)

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    Vol 1 - 105 - Osaka Castle - Giant stones up to 241 tons (16)

    Vol 1 - 106 - Osaka Castle - Otemon 1 of 3

    Vol 1 - 107 - Osaka Castle - Main Donjon from Nishinomaru Park

    Vol 1 - 108 - Osaka Castle - Small Gate (16)

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    insanity    0

    Is that our man Terry in slide 103?? With the pants he has on, I'm not sure if he'd admit it was him!!

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    GTR-N1    2,112
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  • Yeh thanks Beau for your banter. hehe

    Back then, alligator-skin shoes and belts were in along with dacks like those lmao!

    Trousers were even flared. Do you remember Chuck Norris in some of his films?

    He'd won the World Karate Championships about 4X running and us guys used to try and emulate him in his dress on film sets.

    When Steve McQueen became the new stud, we switched to jeans.

    In Slide 1/106, notice just how much reinforcement there is behind the main gate. This was designed so that battering rams would have little effect. I'd mentioned before how gigantic some of the stones could be too.

    In Slide 1/107, the foreground is taken up by azaleas. Native to Japan, Korea and China are a plethora of native bushes and plants that became world-wide. Besides Azaleas, there are Camelias, Rhododendrons, Orange Blossoms, Peach Blossoms, and in the season that I went, you'll notice Cherry Blossoms in these pics, especially around Nikko. The 100s of different types of tea are mainly from varieties of the Camelia bush. The Japanese often use Juniper and Weeping Maple trees as Bonsai as well.

    PS We don't mind one bit about your daughter's needs for attention Beau - great job multi-tasking mate!

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    Vol 1 - 109 - Osaka Castle - Donjon & Kinmeisu Well - 33m deep (16)

    Vol 1 - 110 - Osaka Castle - Beam supports (16)

    Vol 1 - 111 - Osaka Castle - Spears (16)

    Vol 1 - 112 - Osaka Castle - Swords & spears (16)

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    Vol 1 - 113 - Osaka Castle - Samurai swords (16)

    Vol 1 - 114 - Osaka Castle - Battle Dress (16)

    Vol 1 - 115 - Osaka Castle - Period Dress (16)

    Vol 1 - 116 - Osaka Castle - Model (16)

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    Vol 1 - 117 - Osaka Castle - Window

    Vol 1 - 118 - Osaka Castle - View from Donjon

    Vol 1 - 119 - Osaka Castle - City Museum

    Vol 1 - 120 - Osaka Castle - Dojima River

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    insanity    0

    woot... carousel 1 is D-O-N-E!!!

    check out the bird in 1/109... for those that don't see it at first, its in the sky

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    GTR-N1    2,112
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  • So do you Beau, or anyone else remember the Great Hanshin (or Kobe) Earthquake 13 years ago nearby?

    Anyone there? Anyone experience the earth moving? Did Osaka cop any damage?

    Apparently > 4000 people died in the Hyogo Prefecture!

    It must be a bit tough living on a tectonic time bomb.

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    insanity    0

    Vol 2 - 001 - Downtown Osaka

    Vol 2 - 002 - Tenement Houses

    Vol 2 - 003 - Suburban Houses

    Vol 2 - 004 - Suburban Houses (BW)

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    Vol 2 - 005 - Farms on the way to Nara

    Vol 2 - 006 - Sarawatsu Pond, Kof*kujit

    Vol 2 - 007 - School Children

    Vol 2 - 008 - Map of Nara

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    Vol 2 - 009 - Wall of Todaiji Temple (28)

    Vol 2 - 010 - Todaiji Temple - Daibutsuden Hall (28)

    Vol 2 - 011 - Buddha, 450 Tons, 437 Tons of Bronze (28)

    Vol 2 - 012 - Priests, 130kg gold, 752AD (28)

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    I love what school kids over there wear... it's just so cute...

    When I was there I lived in a fairly rural area where foreigners weren't too common. I often had some of them looking up at me pointing and saying to their friends, "gaijin da, gaijin da" (foreigner, foreigner).... They were always surprised when I looked back at them, pointed and said "nihonjin da, nihonjin da"!! (Japanese, Japanese)...

    Terry, I was only in primary school when the Earthquake came, and I do remember it. No tremors felt in Brissie though!

    As for slides 10, 11 and 12, I'm not sure why the quality is like that... I tried to scan them a couple of times thinking I'd buggered the scan up. Maybe the actual slides are like that.

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    GTR-N1    2,112
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  • Hi Beau,

    Yes, the slides on 2/10, 11 & 12 are like that because of a poor (Hanimex lol) flash unit. It's not your scanner.

    I've just now noticed with amusement, how a pair of gloves are just lying on the pedestrian crossing.

    Perhaps some driver threw down the gauntlet for a race haha.

    Notice the type of vehicles there?

    As you know, NARA was the capital city of feudal Japan; albeit for a short while.

    It's situated on gently sloping/contoured land compared to Kyoto (the next capital city) which has mountains on several sides.

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    insanity    0

    yeah I was thinking it might have been the flash... I know its hard to light up those far away areas of the temples that the punters can't access

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    GTR-N1    2,112
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  • yeah I was thinking it might have been the flash... I know its hard to light up those far away areas of the temples that the punters can't access

    I was thinking that with most Buddhist temples being so rustic, textured and au naturale looking, one should increase the power output of a flash what with the great distance between the entrance to upper reaches of the roof cavity; whereas with Heian, Shinto temples, with so much gloss & red in the decor, the flash power wouldn't need to be as great. I'd not thought of that before. hehe Cheers, Tez

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