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  • 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 Mail Box
    Mail Box

    A mail-drop box at the Hokkaido Post Office

  • Thumbnail for Post Office Robbery Alarm
    Post Office Robbery Alarm

    A robbery alarm sits ready at the post office.

  • Thumbnail for Post Office: Jihan 2
    Post Office: Jihan 2

    A closer look at a post-card/stamp machine.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Tokyo office building with vent pipes from heating
    Japan, 1951: Tokyo office building with vent pipes from heating

    'Tokyo Pipe Organ' -1950 version of heating a large office building from which the radiators were taken for scrap metal during the war. --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 Post Office Drop Box
    Post Office Drop Box

    PO Boxes wait for mail in Hokkaido.

  • Thumbnail for Post Office:  Hoka Mado
    Post Office: Hoka Mado

    Text: "Hoka no madoguchi o go-riyoo kudasai" ("Please go to the next station")

  • Thumbnail for Convenience store
    Convenience store

    Although there are some chain convenience stores, most of the stores are privately owned and located in all kinds of places. This one is located right underneath a student boarding house and at the center of an intersection, a clever place to sell.

  • 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:  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 Counter
    Counter

    Text: Go-jiyuu ni otori kudasai

  • Thumbnail for Money Tray
    Money Tray

    Because of the negative associations the Japanese have with directly handling money, they use trays like these to place money in and hand to the customer/clerk. Photograph taken at Hokkaido Post Office.

  • Thumbnail for Landscapes of Japan, 14, Flat land used for cities, Tokyo viewed from the top of Tokyo Tower.
    Landscapes of Japan, 14, Flat land used for cities, Tokyo viewed from the top of Tokyo Tower.

    Flat land used for cities, Tokyo viewed from the top of Tokyo Tower. -- Flat land is scarce and very valuable in Japan. It is the most productive agricultural land, and also the easiest land upon which to build. Consequently. there is great competition and tension between development and agricultural interests. As the population increases and more people move from rural to urban areas, Japanese cities continue to expand and an increasing proportion of flat land is lost to agricultural and other uses.

  • Thumbnail for Post Office Sorting Box, close up
    Post Office Sorting Box, close up

    A sorting box, used to divide mail into prefectures, by hand.

  • Thumbnail for Post Office:  Jihan 3
    Post Office: Jihan 3

    A closer look at the post-card/stamp machine.

  • Thumbnail for Post Office: Jihan 1
    Post Office: Jihan 1

    A post-card and stamp machine in Hokkaido.

  • Thumbnail for Post Office Sign
    Post Office Sign

    The Japanese symbol for Post Office

  • Thumbnail for Ura
    Ura

    A little behind the scenes look at the post-office.