Translated: The kanban says “Family Pub”. Near the Nishi ward office in Yokohama. I wonder how long this establishment has been serving liquor to families? Like many of the building exteriors in the neighborhood, it appears to be mid-20th century, remodeled multiple times.
This is the ward office where my wife and I got married 21 years ago. For years, we’ve never been quite sure what exact day we got married. We knew it was in November, and near Thanksgiving, but we couldn’t remember the day, so we adopted the custom of celebrating Thanksgiving, unofficially, as our anniversary. Today we reviewed our status at the ward office and learned that it was November 26th, 1996.
This is a kindergarten in Yokohama that my wife (and her sister) attended when they were growing up. It’s changed a lot since the 1960s, has a more well-developed playground, but she remembers it, and the surrounding area.
Police box in Yokohama, near my wife’s parents’ house. Note the Honda Cub, one of the most ubiquitous scooters in Japan for over half a century.
More to come…