postcards from a superb toy / thrift store in shimokitazawa:
"aikoku no hana"
- the flower of the loving land
a song to japan's equivalent of "rosie the riveter", working in the wartime factories
- new year / best wishes / january 1st:
obviously postwar, as the small flags seem to be a nod to the western allies. but what do the twins stand for?
the war and after...
kami kaze, "god wind"
(divine storm) headband
from the 50s
more treasures from there...
ultraman, gamera and friends with their theme songs.
japan's answer to abba,
("That is 'southpaw',
a left-handed pitcher in baseball games. The song is about a girl baseball
player versus a whammer. She has a specially good grip called 'hurricane'!!"
- Akira Kobayashi)
-- and may we say,
kame is also 'hidarikiki'... :)