How do you get people in a park to put their trash in the trash can? Make it really really fun! Okinawa Japan.
A British phone booth by the driveway? Only in Ohio! Loraine, Ohio
A tombstone showroom that looks like a small cemetery. The Holt Monument Company. Buffalo, Missouri.
Sometimes you find the most interesting things when you just wander around, camera in hand, going nowhere in particular.
Shisa standing guard, protecting the home.A little landscaping for sale.Okinawan tombs are unique and beautiful.There’s a storm headed our way.Swan boats on a lake south of Nago.A Temple in the Nakagusuku area.A rainy day at Hedo Point.Downtown Nago.Older house near Shuri Castle.Paved road or dirt trail, we drive Everywhere!Godzilla wants to communicate.Higa River.It’s time to harvest the sugar cane.Swimming at Kadena Marina.There are bullet holes from WWII in this Shisa.Taking a picture of you taking a picture of me.
Some things just are not there anymore. This is a blurry photo of Aquapolis. A futuristic concept of a city of the future. People could ride solar powered go carts on the top and walk thru a glass tunnel under the water. It was towed away and scrapped in 1993. Too Bad. It was pretty cool.
These are just a small handful of photos that our family took while stationed on Okinawa from 1985 to 1988. I’m saving the touristy places photos for a different day.
Mōichido kite kudasai
On the Japanese island of Okinawa there is a folk village that is made up of century-old houses that were disassembled and moved from villages throughout the Ryukyu archipelago.
Woman in period costume.Staff members wear period costumes as they engage in activities traditional to Okinawan villages of a time before WWII.In a courtyard a farmer encourages a slow-moving bull to walk in a circle, turning a stone wheel mill that grinds sugar cane stalks.