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Japan Trip, April 1984

Notes:

Went to Japan on the trip of a lifetime with no camera. No, really. First full day in Tokyo we went to Akihabara and -- after quite a bit of shopping -- bought a camera (Pentax ME Super) and two lenses (Sigma 28-85mm f3.5 zoom, and a Sigma 70-210mm f4.5 zoom) all of which I still have. And off we went...

These are all Ektachrome slides, processed after we returned to the US. Each slide was numbered, dated and identified as to the subject which somehow I managed to remember pretty accurately. When doing these archives I did a Google search for most of the place name identifiers; any part of the captions within parentheses is the current common name for the subject/location as I recorded it in 1984.

The slides were scanned using an Epson Perfection 8000 photo scanner pretty much manually: I cropped around each slide in the 12-slide holder individually, and save them all as tiffs at 4800 ppi. Postprocessing was done in Adobe Lightroom Creative Cloud 2015. The final images were exported out of Lightroom as 800 pixel longest edge jpegs at 144 ppi.

They came out OK, for the most part...

The basic itinerary:

We flew into Tokyo with two night's hotel reservations coming in, airline reservations from Tokyo to Kushiro, Hokkaido, and three- or four-week rail passes. And hotel reservations back in Tokyo for two nights before the fight home to Seattle. And a pretty good idea of what we wanted to see, depending on how far we got and how fast the time went.

So basically: fly in to Narita airport, bus to Tokyo, fly to Kushiro, rent a car (!) and drive north to Akan, drive back to Kushiro, train to Sapporo, train to Hakkodate, ferry to Aomori, train to Utsunonmiya, Nikko, Mashiko, train from Utsunomya to Nagoya, train to Kyoto, train to Bizen, train to Okayama, ferry to Takamatsu, train to Kyoto, train to Tokyo, and home...

Set one: Tokyo to Hokkaido, Japan Trip, April 1984

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Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

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Tsuru Koen (Kushiro Shitsugen National Park), Hokkaido, Japan

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Tsuru Koen (Kushiro Shitsugen National Park), Hokkaido, Japan

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Akan (Akan National Park), Hokkaido, Japan

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Train, Sapporo to Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

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Under way, Hakodate - Aomori Ferry, Japan

Set one: Tokyo to Hokkaido, Japan Trip, April 1984

Set two: Aomori, Utsunomiya, Nikko, Mashiko, Japan Trip, April 1984

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Looking south to Honshu, Hakodate - Aomori Ferry, Japan

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Hotel Sun Route, Aomori, Honshu, Japan

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Kobayashi Antiques, Nikko, Honshu, Japan

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Nikko Shrines, Nikko, Honshu, Japan

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Pottery kiln number 2, Mashiko, Honshu, Japan

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Pottery shop number 2, Mashiko, Honshu, Japan

Set two: Aomori, Utsunomiya, Nikko, Mashiko, Japan Trip, April 1984

Set three: Mashiko, Nagoya, Kyoto, Japan Trip April 1984

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Clay works, Mashiko, Honshu, Japan

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Mashiko Pottery Museum (Mashiko Sankokan), Mashiko, Honshu, Japan

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Shinkansen, Nagoya Station, Nagoya, Honshu, Japan

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Noritake Showroom, Nagoya, Honshu, Japan

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Toji Temple Sale, Toji Temple, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan

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Toji Temple, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan

Set three: Mashiko, Nagoya, Kyoto, Japan Trip April 1984

Set four: Kyoto, Japan Trip April 1984

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Three Sisters Ryokan, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan

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Kimono - worn once, Kyoto Handicraft Center, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan

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Heian Shrine, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan

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Heian Shrine gardens, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan

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Kiyomizu yaki, Craft Walk, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan

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Kawaii Kanjiro House, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan

Set four: Kyoto, Japan Trip April 1984

Set five: Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto to Bizen, Japan Trip April 1984

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Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan

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Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan

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Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan

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Bizen Pottery Museum (Bizen Pottery Traditional and Contemporary Art Museum), Bizen, Honshu, Japan

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Bizen Pottery Museum (Bizen Pottery Traditional and Contemporary Art Museum), Bizen, Honshu, Japan

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Bizen pottery shop number 1, Bizen, Honshu, Japan

Set five: Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto to Bizen, Japan Trip April 1984

Set six: Bizen, Okayama, Takamatsu, Japan Trip April 1984

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Pottery kiln number 1, Bizen, Honshu, Japan

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Abandoned climbing kiln, Pottery kiln number 1, Bizen, Honshu, Japan

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Shinkansen passing Okayama at night, Okayama, Honshu, Japan

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Shikoku ferry, Tamano, Honshu to Takamatsu, Shikoku, Japan

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Ritsurin Gardens (Ritsurin Koen), Takamatsu, Shikoku, Japan

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Ritsurin Art Gallery (Ritsurin Koen), Takamatsu, Shikoku, Japan

Set six: Bizen, Okayama, Takamatsu, Japan Trip April 1984

Set seven: Takamatsu, Kyoto, Tokyo, Vashon Island, Japan Trip April 1984

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Takamatsu Castle (Tamamo Castle), Takamatsu, Shikoku, Japan

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Taxicab, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan

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Mount Fuji from the Shinkansen, Kyoto to Tokyo, Honshu, Japan

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Yamamoto Baiitsu painted screen, 18th century Japan, Idemitsu Museum (Idemitsu Museum of Arts), Tokyo, Honshu, Japan

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Matsuya Ginza department store, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

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Glen Acres, Vashon Island, Washington

Set seven: Takamatsu, Kyoto, Tokyo, Vashon Island, Japan Trip April 1984

Japan Trip, April 1984


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Ash on the sunroof of my car, Glen Acres, Vashon Island Washington, May, 1980.
Wonder what that could have been about...

My comment when I posted this pic to Old Vashon Pictures and Stories: "Yup. That's it. Can't remember what day of the eruption this was, but the usual westerly-southwesterly winds blew all the ash over to Yakima and points east at first. As I remember, the wind backed around to south-southeasterly for a day and we got this. You almost wouldn't notice it, but on a dark sunroof (and knowing what was going on) it was pretty obvious..."


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the Mount Rainier Ice Caves, Washington fall 1980

Background (such as I recall it): ummm... Remember very, very little, other than having done it. With Janice, and her sister Mimi. Late summer day hike on Rainier to the ice caves. In the right-hand photo on the top row here you can make out a sign warning people not to go in the ice caves because of the risk of collapse -- one of which you can see towards the end of the set. Anyway, we went in as far as we could. Cold, and dripping water constantly. The light inside through the ice overhead was simply astonishing. Dated Ektachrome slides.

These might have been what's known officially as the Paradise (Glacier) Ice Caves -- a Google search for "Mount Rainier Ice Caves" doesn't seem to turn up any others.

A quote from that web page as saved by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine:

    "As of May 28, 1978 the length of the Paradise and Stevens Glacier Caves System was 8.23 Miles (13 1/4 km) or 43,560 Feet long. This was the most ever on the map at one time. When the Paradise River section of the cave was segmented at Surprise Entrance during the following summer, the length figure dropped to about 7.4 miles (I 1.9 km) but regained the gate figure in the winter of 1979. The depth (as determined by topographic maps) dropped from 855 feet to 490 feet, and similarly returned to the earlier figure. More than 15 miles of mapping was required to reach these figures and much remains to be accomplished. Because of change in cave system in the recession of the glacier.

    "From 1980 to 1991 Charlie and other IGS Members made two or more trips a year mapping the changes of the recession of Paradise and Stevens Glaciers. The Glaciers are in rapid retreat up the mountain. IGS Members also map the change in the caves entrances during this retreat of the Paradise and Stevens Glaciers..."

And then again, maybe not. These ice caves seem to be much lower down the Mountain than those described above, and not nearly so large in scale. But they were in ice, and they were really awesome anyway...

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the Mount Rainier Ice Caves, Washington fall 1980


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Purse-seining for Salmon off Glen Acres, Vashon Island Washington fall 1980

Background (such as I recall it): This is a by-gone era around Vashon Island in particular, and maybe in Puget Sound in general, even though current (2015) fishing regulations do allow non-tribal, commercial purse seine salmon fishing. Dated Ektachrome slides.

These few photos are of purse seine fishing for salmon in the fall of 1980 off Glen Acres (where I lived: these photos were shot from my deck) on the northeast side of Vashon Island, here featuring two of Vashon Island's own seiners, the Delight, and the Janet G.

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Purse-seining for Salmon off Glen Acres, Vashon Island Washington fall 1980


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