motoko_stan_madeleine.jpgHere’s a shot of Motoko, me, and Madeleine at the Blue Fin Restaurant in Cambridge on Sept. 7. I was in the Boston area on a family visit. After lunch, Motoko ran off with her husband (Gordon) to the finals of the US Open Tennis Tournament in NYC. I ran off with Madeleine to dessert and more chat at the stately home she and her husband (Andy) recently acquired, renovated, and now occupy in Belmont, MA. (Thanks to Joel’s good efforts, this is my first-ever blog post!)


It’s now Canadian Hill, a housing complex that includes a senior daycare center.

Canadian Hill, Nagamine-dai, Nada-ku, KobeWhere the CA girls dorm used to beWhere the HS classrooms used to be

The graveyard is still there, but much fuller. And so is the athletic field, but it belongs to the school below. Kobe Union Church is now across the street from the old basketball court.

Looking up the graveyard pathFormer CA athletic fieldKobe Union Church, Nagamine-dai, Nada-ku, Kobe

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Mr. Mihara’s Seniors, 1967

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Mr. Burke's Freshmen, 1963Mr. Koop’s Freshmen, 1963

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