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  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Vegetable plots within an urban setting
    Japan, 1951: Vegetable plots within an urban setting

    The dominant landscape in Japan is still rural. More than half of the arable land is given over to rice cultivation, and 90% of the laborers are farmers. But 84% of the land area is mountainous- which means that each acre of tillable land must support 3,400 persons. The comparable figure for China is 1,400 while for the U.S. it is only 270 persons. --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script" was to accompany a slide show of the images for his family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Bicycles frequently used for transportation
    Japan, 1951: Bicycles frequently used for transportation

    In the early period after the war, bicycle were perhaps the most common form of transportation used in Japan, even for the transporting of goods, as seen in this image. [note: description written by IDEAS editor. The photographer, Arthur O. Rinden, did not provide a description for this image.]

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Abandoned children of the Occupation
    Japan, 1951: Abandoned children of the Occupation

    The disasters of nature are terrible and those of accidents are distressing, but none surpass the human tragedies of war. Here is a group of children- with Japanese mothers and American GI fathers- whom they have never seen. --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script", was to accompany a slide show of the images for family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Open air fruit and vegetable market
    Japan, 1951: Open air fruit and vegetable market

    A vegetable and fruit display, with prices listed. Oranges, persimmons, apples, grapes and peaches. --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script", was to accompany a slide show of the images for family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Harvesting seaweed
    Japan, 1951: Harvesting seaweed

    Seaweed gathered and dried before packaging, is a valuable article of food. It furnishes flavor, iodine and salt. --This was the description to accompany this image, as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script" was to accompany a slide show of images for his family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  taxi in post-war Tokyo
    Japan, 1951: taxi in post-war Tokyo

    The photographer, Arthur O. Rinden, did not provide a description for this image

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Detail, Construction of the International Building in central Tokyo.
    Japan, 1951: Detail, Construction of the International Building in central Tokyo.

    Beginning the International Building in central Tokyo. The steelwork allows some flexibility to accomodate for the earthquake shocks. the weight of the steel structure causes it to sink into the swamp on which Tokyo is built, similar to those of Chicago and Shangai. The sign tells that the building has already sunk 18 of the 50 feet required for the four subtererrean stories. A maximum of 9 stories are permitted above ground. --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script" was to accompany a slide show of the images for his family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Burning building, Tokyo
    Japan, 1951: Burning building, Tokyo

    Building burning across the street from theY" in Kanda, Tokyo " --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script" was to accompany a slide show of the images for his family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  View of the Imperial Throne Room
    Japan, 1951: View of the Imperial Throne Room

    The imperial throne room has long been used for the crowning of new emperors. The decorated panelling at the back depicts officials wearing the same court costumes as those of the T'ang dynasty of China. This period in the 7th and 8th centuries was the time of greatest cultural borrowing from China. --This was the description to accompany this image, as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script" was to accompany a slide show of images for his family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  View of the Ginza
    Japan, 1951: View of the Ginza

    The Ginza from my office window. 'Largest PX in the World' Area where buildings were destroyed by American bombs. A modern subway runs below the surface. This city now is the largest in the world. --This was the description to accompany this image, as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script" was to accompany a slide show of images for his family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Restaurant street display
    Japan, 1951: Restaurant street display

    The visualized menu is more effective! Japanese food rates very high in 'eye appeal'- fish, pickles, vegetables, meat, rice, and soybean preparations --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script", was to accompany a slide show of the images for family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Transporting goods by horse and cart
  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Despair and homelessness in the post-war period
  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Post-war street scene with Japanese-English sign
  • Thumbnail for Rinden Kanost Collection, Japan, 1951:  Rice processing
    Rinden Kanost Collection, Japan, 1951: Rice processing

    Arthur Rinden's description: "We [in the US, 1951] eat four times as much protein as the average Japanese. Puffed rice made on the spot by an itinerant processor. He puffs the rice supplied to him."

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Rebuilding in the Post-War Period, Construction in central Tokyo.
    Japan, 1951: Rebuilding in the Post-War Period, Construction in central Tokyo.

    Beginning the International Building in central Tokyo. the steelwork allows some flexibility to accomodate for the earthquake shocks. The weight of the steel structure causes it to sink into the swamp on which Tokyo is built, similar to those of Chicago and Shangai. The sign tells that the building has already sunk 18 of the 50 feet required for the four subtererrean stories. A maximum of 9 stories are permitted above ground. --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script" was to accompany a slide show of the images for his family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Ex-Japanese soldier on pier at Matsuyama
    Japan, 1951: Ex-Japanese soldier on pier at Matsuyama

    Just before boarding a ship from Matsuyama to Hiroshima (on Shikoku) we were met on the pier by a Japanese soldier who had fought in the South Seas, been wounded, left for dead, found by American soldiers, and instead of being shot as he anticipated, was carefully cared for until he was well. 'Here is a present of fruit which I want to give you in token of appreciation for what your country's soldiers did for me.' --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script", was to accompany a slide show of the images for family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Traditional New Year's Day visit to local temple
    Japan, 1951: Traditional New Year's Day visit to local temple

    On New Year's Day (Oshogatsu), it is traditional to go to a local temple, to pray for health and good fortune in the coming year.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Giant radishes, daikan, being processed
    Japan, 1951: Giant radishes, daikan, being processed

    Giant radishes, processed like saurkraut, give flavor and vitamins to a meal of rice. --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script", was to accompany a slide show of the images for family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Wood carver on the island of Oshima
    Japan, 1951: Wood carver on the island of Oshima

    A wood carver on the island of Oshima- typical of many household industries --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script", was to accompany a slide show of the images for family and others.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Fish or squid being dried in the sun
  • Thumbnail for White Plum in the Farmyard
    White Plum in the Farmyard by Yoshida, Toshi (1911-1995)

    15.25 x 10.5 inches. Woodcut relief print. Horizon, brown , orange and white. The peak of the roof on a contemporary Japanese farmhouse as background for the blossoms on a plum tree. Shades of brown, white, and green. The Japanese write poems about the beginning of spring announced by the plum tree. In 1951 when Toshi made this, it announced a new beginning for his own print career.

  • Thumbnail for White Heron Castle at Himeji
    White Heron Castle at Himeji by Yoshida, Toshi (1911-1995)

    9.5 x 14.5 inches. Woodblock print of Japan's Himeiji castle on hill with trees in foreground.

  • Thumbnail for 1951 The nugget
    1951 The nugget

    The Colorado College yearbook, published 1900-2007, was known as The Pikes Peak Nugget from 1900-1941 and The Nugget or Colorado College Nugget afterward. Year on cover differs from title page in some years.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Small town open front markets
    Japan, 1951: Small town open front markets

    Open front shops are seen in smaller towns --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script", was to accompany a slide show of the images for family and others.