Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Amazing photos of Japan in the 1950s

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Tokyo, Japan
    Posts
    10,165

    Default Amazing photos of Japan in the 1950s

    http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2...-1950s/100697/

    Not originally digital photos, of course, but I guess now they are...

    IBA #42657
    96 Honda XR250 Baja
    09 BMW R1200GS Adventure ・ 09 KTM 990 SMT (sold) ・ 97 Honda X4 ・ 95 Kawasaki ZZR400 (sold)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Seto, Aichi
    Posts
    2,408

    Default

    Fantastic photos. Thanks for posting.


    Yamaha Vino 50cc (Sold), Honda Transalp 400V (Sold), Honda CB400 Super Bol D'or (Sold), Yamaha Serow XT225WE (Sold), 2005 Beta Rev 3 (Current) 2015 Yamaha Serow XT250 (Current)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Tokyo, Japan
    Posts
    6,953

    Default

    Looks like absolutely NO progress has been made in the chest area for the past 64 years
    TBA 904, IBA 27221

    FJR1300A



    "Dirty bikes are like dirty girls......they are the most fun and have the best stories"
    ”He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves, nor shall receive either” - Benjamin Franklin

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Tokyo, Japan
    Posts
    6,953

    Default

    Looks like they have been shoe-horning the poor Japanese people into trains like cattle here since there were trains

    TBA 904, IBA 27221

    FJR1300A



    "Dirty bikes are like dirty girls......they are the most fun and have the best stories"
    ”He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves, nor shall receive either” - Benjamin Franklin

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Tokyo, Japan
    Posts
    6,953

    Default

    OK, I'm not going to complain about the driver distraction caused by the Navi/TV combos you see in most new cars now, sure seems safer than in the '50

    TBA 904, IBA 27221

    FJR1300A



    "Dirty bikes are like dirty girls......they are the most fun and have the best stories"
    ”He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves, nor shall receive either” - Benjamin Franklin

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Tokyo, Japan
    Posts
    10,165

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesK View Post
    Looks like absolutely NO progress has been made in the chest area for the past 64 years
    IBA #42657
    96 Honda XR250 Baja
    09 BMW R1200GS Adventure ・ 09 KTM 990 SMT (sold) ・ 97 Honda X4 ・ 95 Kawasaki ZZR400 (sold)

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Sagamihara
    Posts
    199

    Default

    Those pictures were fantastic. Nice find.

    And Aki Hoshino has always made me feel funny in my dirty places. I don't even know why because her voice annoys the hell out of me.

  8. #8

    Default

    Kewl. Japanese people seemed less subdued back then, but point taken on progress :)
    Apexmoto Inc - Dyno tuning, engine/chassis/suspension upgrades, repairs, shaken, tires & changing with balancing, graphics printing, stickers, media blasting, painting & powder coating.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •