Dated 6 April 1948, this photo is one of a series tagged ‘American Army Day Parade in Tokyo’ taken by ‘Eric’. This photo is labelled “Our Pals (!)”.
This is one of a series of photos tagged ‘Seen around Tokyo in April ’48’. On the back Madge has written: “I could think of something very rude here, but it is just the Nip firemen trying out their hoses in Tokio.”
Dated 18 April 1948, this is Madge’s first photo, in Onimichi. “This photo merits a whole page to itself because it was the first one I ever took. This is a typical Japanese street scene, with the green hills beyond.”
Tagged ‘Iwakuni’, this photo shows “The palatial Sergeant’s Mess decorated for its opening party, which lasted three days”.
“All through the trip, the children came out to greet us. One little girl has baby brother on her back,” writes Madge.
“Captain Clark pretending to have a staff conference over the morning tea cups,” writes Madge in 1948. She says this is the original staff of the Niji Mura School.
Mino Point is “at the extreme tip of Eta Jima” and “our favourite week end resort in the summer months of 1948”. Here Madge is “Going across to Mino Point on the launch – Alan and I.”
“We sang Old Black Joe out of their Japanese song book,” Madge writes.
“Just look at the load,” exclaims Madge.
“This old man was hammering away at the grain on the main road in Hiro.”
‘The Rice Planting Season. June 1948.’
“Bringing water to the fields by water wheel. Treading on it keeps it turning. This area in front of Brigade is tidal. The many channels fill from the river at high tide,” writes Madge.