Tokyo 5 recently posted an image of when he first came to Japan in 1990. It reminded me of my own time in Fussa, Japan from 1989 to 1991. A friend of mine in Japan, K-chan, took some photos earlier this year of Fussa, which is outside of Yokota Air Base. She used some photos I had taken from 1989 and took similar shots from January 2013 to show how things have changed.
Since Tokyo 5 was interested in seeing these shots, I thought I’d just make a blog entry and share them. The photos on the left side are obviously mine and on the right, K-chan’s.
Also, it was surprising to me that KFC was no longer there, since the Colonel is pretty popular in Japan. That place was my first experience with the multi-storied fast food places in Japan. Also, that was my first experience of being treated like a king in a fast food joint. The doors slid open and two high school girls where there to greet me with a smile and a bow. Then, everyone behind the counter was bowing and greeting me. I think I spent a little extra, just because of all that. *lol*
Good times. I really do want to go back to Japan some time and visit all of my old haunts.