Helping to clean the floors at school
Came across these wonderful drawings in a small museum in Yokohama that depicted the Showa era of Japan, a time when people were struggling to create the Japanese economic miracle.
I thought the drawings captured the essence of Japan at that time really well. I hope the author does not mind me sharing these drawings with you. I am trying to locate the book or cards for these so that I can buy a copy. They are really wonderful.
Playing wih the ramune bottles trying to get the marble to come out.
The hot kettle (yakan) was always ready for a quick meal.
Left alone to look after the house when both parents were out working.
Helping at home while the parents were working.
When in trouble at school, one had to stand in the corridor with pales of water as punishment.
Not so many people or buildings around as now.
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