Thursday, September 18, 2014

Then and Now (Photos) Oku Village in Northern Okinawa, Japan

1953 black and white photo of Oku Village,river,mountains

Credit for the use of this photo goes to the Oku Yanbaru no Sato Staff.

It was discovered in, what they call, the Exhibition Hall.

Most English speaking folks would consider the place to be a museum.

That's because it's full of artifacts, related to the history and culture of the village.

The framed, black and white image, shows how things looked in 1953.

Oku Village,river, JUN 2014,mountains

The color photo was taken June 26, 2014.

Things have changed a lot, over the years but, the mountain peaks, remain the same.

We owe thanks to several folks, in the neighborhood, for the assistance they gave us.

Finding the spot, the original photo was taken from, can be a real challenge.

Sometimes, only people, way senior to me can point you in the right directions.

It's a blast, doing these Then and Now photos and, I always have a pile of them pending.

Standby for more, in the future.


Muza-chan said...

Love "Then and Now" series...

RyukyuMike said...

Muza-chan, Thank you. It's one of my favorite pastimes, too.