Aftermath: Japan #4

Original Caption:

Emperor's Brother Visits Jap Repatriates.

Tokyo -- Sitting cross-legged on a cushion, Prince Takamatsu, brother of Emperor Hirohito, chats with some of the several hundred Japanese who were recently repatriated to Japan from Manchuria, Mukden, Korea, and many parts of China to which the Japanese Empire had spread before US armed forces pricked the imperial bubble. Seated across from the prince, a Japanese mother nurses her infant baby unselfconsciously. The youngster is not impressed by the presence of royalty. (1947)


Z said...

This is a general comment... I love what you guys do and get infinite joy out of visiting the site. Thanks!
a little bummed about the loss of Anthony Mann as auteur overseer however!

Tom Sutpen said...

Thank you, Z. I reluctantly had to discontinue the 'auteur' feature. People were using one error I made with it to mount a more general condemnation of this blog. I don't need that kind of hassle these days.

Z said...

understandable. Well huzzah on the blog. it always brightens my day.