Hongo 3 chome
For many weeks, I saw this bearded policeman...
And one day.....He was gone...
the street car in on the way to Ochanomizu
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startacked (1369) 2006-06-25 8:04
Very good quality. Nice to see these beautiful cars (with whitewalls) from that era. The cop looks strange; an Asian with beird, a fireman hat, communistic uniform and big gloves. Keep 'em coming!
Robbi-chan (2) 2006-06-25 12:31
This is one of the best photos I've ever seen here on TE. Wow! A Japanese cop with a beard would be even unusual today, but I guess in 1968 he was like the only cop in whole Tokyo with such a style.
Composition and focus of this daily life street scene is just great.
p.s: to see such a photo from Japan long before the Internet came up here on TE is amzing! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
PixelTerror (0) 2006-08-08 5:21
Voila une photo qui presente une superbe valeur historique... et qui date de l'epoque ou j'apprenais a marcher ! Cette scene de rue de Tokyo est excellente en montrant des elements d'epoque qui ont survecu comme les ecolieres en uniforme ou les nombreux taxis et d'autres plus insolite comme ce policeman barbu (c'est la premiere fois que je vois un Japonais avec ce type de barbe en collier moyen-orientale) et son casque colonial qui ajoute la touche comique, il y a beaucoup de choses a apprecier sur cette photo.
worldcitizen (9322) 2007-02-04 13:26
I was looking through your gallery was very happily surprised to see some great photos from 1960's Japan!! I love Japan and have been there twice, and it is wonderful to step back in time a few decades...The old cars are great, and the policeman certainly brings character to the photo. I also like the two schoolgirls that were caught walking by. TFS this nostalgic scene. :-)