Photographs from a small group of islands
Oct 09 2020 6 Comments
10/9/2020 at 1:57 pm
When I lived in Japan I was always surprised how many calculators and magnifying glasses I saw being used.
10/9/2020 at 6:44 pm
Yeah, that’s a good call. Those in the calculator business in particular must have done alright to say the least.
10/9/2020 at 5:08 pm
After learning the bar owner was born in Attoko, Lee regales her with tales of his travels in Hokkaido. She turns to her map and says…
“Bettoga you say…. ah, here it is. Yes, yes, I remember passing through there on the way to school in Ochiishi. Those seats are still there?!”.
You photographs are so often infused with a myriad story possibilities.
10/9/2020 at 6:53 pm
Actually not too far from the truth, although it wasn’t me doing the regaling. It tuned out the mama-san’s mother (and former owner of the bar) had quite a circuitous journey to the capital.
Thank you, that’s very nice to hear. The photos always mean something to me, even if it’s just the memory of when or where I took them, but to hear they take on a different life when someone else seems them is really rewarding.
10/10/2020 at 7:45 pm
That looks an old railway map of Japan, showing all the station names in tiny print.
I also like the mini eye test chart with a thermometer top right, perhaps from a local optometrist.
10/11/2020 at 10:55 am
Yeah, that’s what it is. Lots of lines on there that are now no more…
Cheers. Made a point of including that. A nice little visual pun next to the magnifying glass usage.
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