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dressed bodhisattva

Election poster in neighborhood, summer 1989

Souvenir shopping in earnest

fixed menu at restaurant for group celebration

Name decals mark religious visit

Box lunch (bento) delivered to school from fish shop nearby

Ceremony of ground-breaking (Shinto's jichin-sai)

Winter nets pulled up at Kono village, Fukui prefecture

Looking north from Sabae city toward the capital, Fukui

Looking west over Takefu city center (today's Echizen-shi)

Old-style farm in pre-war pattern, thatch & small fields

Transplanting rice, filling seedling gaps by hand

adult sprinting event, kids look on

Taiko drumming performance far from the city center

For good grades and intellectual excellence, Tenman-gu

Statue honoring founder of early womens college

Row houses (naga-ya) in Takefu (Echizen city)

Early Western-styled building in Takefu (Echizen city)

Commercial street downtown Takefu near the Ebisu-dori

Shop front along the commercial street in Takefu

Transplanting rice seedlings mechanically, 2-wheeled tug

Formal tea service at park outside the city center

Traditional farm house of 100 or more years ago, the Taniguchi House

Museum permanent display of WWII-era from local men

Permanent displays at Fukui prefectural museum

Memorial ceremony 9/1994 at Ryusen-ji in Takefu

Junior high#1 annual field day, Takefu city, Fukui-ken

former Tachibana branch of Fukui Bank in Takefu (Echizen city)

entrance to History Town 3/1994 Fukuoka city, Japan

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