Post-World War II
Post-World War II (1523)
img Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel in Tokyo (ddr-densho-299-199)
Caption: "Frank Lloyd Wright's famous earthquake proof Imperial Hotel, Tokyo. Only for colonels and / higher ranks."
img Farmers weeding potato fields (ddr-densho-299-10)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-48-6063. 17 July 48 / Crop collection report: / In Japan, as is shown in this picture / taken in the Urawa area, Saitama / Prefecture, farmers weed their / potatoes by hand. / Photographer - Calmus / Photograph by U.S. Army Signal Corps."
img Dyed and washed fabric drying (ddr-densho-299-21)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-49-1861. 18 March 49 / NRS Project: / Extensive use of wood - Japanese drying rack used for drying dyed / and washed materials. Standard length / of Japanese kimono material drying / is 6 yards and approximately 1 foot / wide. Tokyo. / Photographer - Dunn / Photograph by U.S. Army."
img Courtroom of the Tokyo war crimes trials (ddr-densho-299-159)
Caption: "The courtroom is jammed. 'Admittance by ticket only' for this is history in the making."
img View of the street where the Allied Power's HQ was located (ddr-densho-299-143)
Caption: "General MacArthur, Supreme Commander Allied Power's headquarters is the first building on right."
img Praying over earthquake victims (ddr-densho-299-39)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-48-5607. 30 June 48 / Charred remains excavated from / earthquake ruins: / Japanese pray over the charred / remains of Japanese earthquake victims / in Fukui, Japanese sea town hardest / hit by the earthquake of 28 June 1948, / which stuck without warning in the / late afternoon, leaving a trail …
img View of the Ginza District in Tokyo in 1947 (ddr-densho-299-129)
Caption: "The Ginza 1947 / The Ginza in 1946 and a year later. Notice that the corner building has a Tokyo PX sign in / the 1947 photo. Also the lack of motor traffic except for GI vehicles in 1946."
img Japanese nurse bandages injured infant (ddr-densho-299-43)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-48-5608. 30 June 48 / Medical aid for earthquake: / A Japanese first aid attendent puts / the finishing touches to the bandage / which she has placed around this / Japanese infant's injured head. The / earthquake, worst Japanese post war / disaster, struck merclessly [sic] late / in the afternoon og …
img A Japanese family returning from a funeral (ddr-densho-299-38)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-49-1862. 18 March 49 / NRS project: / Another example of the use of wood / products (paper) in the daily life / of the Japanese - a family returning / from a funeral. The boy is holding / paper decoration used at Buddhist / funeral ceremony and the woman is / carrying …
img Young Japanese women showing the different styles of clothing worn (ddr-densho-299-180)
Caption: "By the end of the war, almost all working women wore the mompei shown at the right. / Then on festival days, women began appearing in the traditional kimono without the wig. / Then as dependents began arriving, more and more women began appearing in western / style clothing as the PX began to carry …
img Rubble left from fire bomb attacks (ddr-densho-299-123)
Caption: "The effectiveness of our fire bombs is evident everywhere, especially in the / industrial areas where a forest of smokestacks and concrete walls are all that stand."
img Japanese man fueling up a truck (ddr-densho-299-117)
Caption: "After a few minutes they would crank away and store enough gas to drive for a while."
img District of houses in Tokyo, Japan (ddr-densho-299-52)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-49-1952. 25 March 49 / NRS Project: / Extensive use of wood in construction / of domestic housing in Japan. Crowded conditions due to lack of available / space create a fire hazard which is / eventually a drain on the forests of / the country. Shinjuku, Yotsuya-Ku Tokyo metropolitan area. / Photographer …
img Rickshaws and buses on the streets of Tokyo (ddr-densho-299-124)
Caption: "1946. The only transportation for the public, charcoal fueled buses and rickshas [sic]. Only other / vehicles on the streets of Tokyo, jeeps and other armed forces vehicles."
img A man working on a wooden barrel (ddr-densho-299-6)
Caption on reverse: "?-49-1942. 25 March 49. / ? Project: / Wooden tub maker - extensive / wood in household utensils. / Photographer - Crowe / Photograph by U.S. Army."
img Scenic view with mountain in the background (ddr-densho-299-210)
Caption: "Scenic view on the road to Nikko."
img A farmer hoeing a field to plant rice (ddr-densho-299-8)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-47-77281. 14 July 47 / Rice planted in Japan: / A rice paddy near Mount Fuji, Japan, / is prepared for planting by hoeing / unplowed portions of the field by / hand. This field, flooded to a / depth of eight inches, will do its / part in alleviated Japan's serious / …
img Japanese fruit store in Tokyo (ddr-densho-299-64)
Caption on reverse: "FEC-49-2012. 30 March 49 / NRS Construction Project: / Typical fruit shop in metropolitan / Tokyo area showing the sale of many / varieties of mikon (citrus) and / apples. / Photographer - Crowe / Photograph by U.S. Army."
img Japanese farm in the mountains (ddr-densho-299-62)
Caption on reverse: "WPA-46-69189. 25 Nov 46 / Japanese Farm: / This Japanese farm in the mountain range / of Yamanashi Prefecture is a good example / of the clean, well kept, and fully culti- / vated fields of the Japanese farm. / Photographer - Wheeler / Photograph by U.S. Army"
img Farmers learning about the land reform laws (ddr-densho-299-194)
Caption: "Farmers at a meeting where they learn about the land reform laws which were enacted for / their benefit."