Mar 29 2012: Ten Postcards Showing A Variety Of Traditional And Modern Views Of Japan (1960s)

This isn’t the first time Japan has figured here, and earlier representaions were mainly drawn from the envelope of souvenirs collected by a certain Mr Ernest Dring, of Attenborough, Nottinghamshire, who – on the evidence of those contents – had a busy 1964, taking in the Tokyo Olympics and Milan, as a bare minimum in his itinerary that year. The current batch of postcards appear to date from somewhat later, and mainly focus on features, bth traditional (like bridges and temples) and very modern (such as the view of a cable car seen above) in the Nikko National Park.  It’s not clear when these postcards date from (with the sole exception of the final entry, which specifies that it came from the Japanese Pavilion at Expo ’67) but a rough guess would suggest the photographs are from a similar era, though at least some of the actual cards may be later reprints, perhaps from as late as the 1980s.


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