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  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 198, Street Scene, Hsuchang, Henan.
    Thorp Collection 198, Street Scene, Hsuchang, Henan.

    This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing," the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • 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 Shoe store with traditional footwear
    Shoe store with traditional footwear

    In order to participate in the Hachiman Festival Parade in Morioka, my group had to be outfitted in proper footwear, the Japanese geta (sandal). This store, besides selling Western-style sneakers and dress shoes also specialized in traditional footwear with shoes for everyone from parade participants to brides.

  • Thumbnail for Grocery Store Display:  Chilled Coffee and Tea
    Grocery Store Display: Chilled Coffee and Tea

    Chilled coffees and teas in a local shop.

  • Thumbnail for Grocery Store Display:  Kinoko
    Grocery Store Display: Kinoko

    Various roots, mushrooms, and vegetables.

  • Thumbnail for Kids Day KFC Style
    Kids Day KFC Style

    The colonel gets into the spirit on Chldren's Day in Japan by dressing up samurai style.

  • Thumbnail for Grocery Store Display:  Drinks
    Grocery Store Display: Drinks

    A shelf of soda and juices.

  • Thumbnail for Grocery Store Display:  Cheeses, Close-up
    Grocery Store Display: Cheeses, Close-up

    A close-up of some cheeses in a Japanese grocery store.

  • Thumbnail for Post Office Sign
    Post Office Sign

    The sign outside of the post-office, wearing a cap of snow.

  • Thumbnail for Grocery Store Display:  Purin with Sign
    Grocery Store Display: Purin with Sign

    Coffee Jelly, "Purin", and "Banana Purin", different types of jello in Japan.

  • Thumbnail for Bookstore Aisle
    Bookstore Aisle

    Some people peruse the book selections at the store "And You"

  • Thumbnail for Flower Prices
    Flower Prices

    Example prices at a flower shop .

  • Thumbnail for Candy Store Display:  Mochi
    Candy Store Display: Mochi

    Mochi (rice cakes) looking very delicious.

  • Thumbnail for Ocha
    Ocha

    A close-up of a tea vending machine.

  • Thumbnail for Kimono Store Display
    Kimono Store Display

    A beautiful kimono featuring a cherry blossom (sakura) pattern.

  • Thumbnail for Kimono Fabric Display
    Kimono Fabric Display

    Beautiful fabrics on display for kimonos.

  • Thumbnail for Seafood market
    Seafood market

    Primarily along the shores of Korea, there are rows upon rows of various stands selling all assortments of seafood. Each customer and can handpick which fish they want to take home to eat.

  • Thumbnail for Silver Street in the city of Chengdu
    Silver Street in the city of Chengdu

    Craftsmen engages in the same sort of work usually have shops on the same street. On sliver street, artisans fashion trays, tea services, eating utensils, and delicate filigree jewelry from pure silver…Since the war brought the aluminum skins of airplanes there has sprung up an aluminum street…[68]

  • Thumbnail for Shop in the City of Chengdu
    Shop in the City of Chengdu

    “The shop fronts are open to the street, and are closed at night by putting boards in place. The family running the shop lives behind and over it in the same building.†[68]

  • Thumbnail for Handicrafts in the City of Chengdu
    Handicrafts in the City of Chengdu

    “There are also streets whose craftsmen…produce shoes, furniture, cotton goods, woolen cloth, silk embroideries, pewter, wood carvings, and pottery.†[68]

  • Thumbnail for Stores, an arcade of shops
    Stores, an arcade of shops

    This is a photograph of a typical shopping arcade; such arcades are fairly common in Japanese cities. The arcade is three or four blocks long, is covered by the roof the entire length of the arcade, and, of course, is open only to foot traffic and bicycles. The variety of shops in the arcade is great and includes, in the instance of this specific arcade, the following shops, as well as others --hard ware store, fish market, fruit and vegetable shops, pharmacy / variety store, McDonald's restaurant, beauty shop, clothing stores, tea ware gallery, pachinko parlor, bread bakery shop, Mister Donut shop, and a 100-Yen store (a bargain store). [other images in this colletion will show some of these individual shops]

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951:  Seller of pots, pans, and other household necessities
    Japan, 1951: Seller of pots, pans, and other household necessities

    Japan, 'the workshop of the Orient,' produces quantities of pans, pails, and kettles of iron and aluminum. Such exports we once sold principally in the Orient, but now they are sent to Africa and Latin America --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 Grocery Store Display:   Meats
    Grocery Store Display: Meats

    A variety of meats.

  • Thumbnail for Grocery Store Display:  Cheeses
    Grocery Store Display: Cheeses

    Although the Japanese don't traditionally like cheeses, more people eat cheese these days. This grocery store has an impressive selection although this is *just* a regular super market.

  • Thumbnail for Fusuma
    Fusuma

    A beautiful door at a traditional Japanese bar