Nationale Handelsbank, Naka 8th Bldg, Marunouchi, Tokyo, 1959

My Japanese drivers' license

Day trip with family Jubishi to Chiba beach 1959.

Husein Rofé gives a talk to Tokyo Subud group

Versteegh-Meulemans with Husein Rofé, Tokyo, 1959

My house with Austin at the Datemachi-cho, Tokyo

Former major of Amsterdam, d'Ailly visits us

Ed & Gerda van der Elsken stay with me

........and visit a Zen monastry

Tokyo bank staff in 1960: Arie Buitelaar, IJsbrand Rogge, Thom Blankvoort, Hatakenaka, Peter Wiersinga

Peter & Phia Wiersinga at Imperial palace lawn with my equipment
In a bath house.

At Nikko grand festival

Mt. Fuji.

Lake Fuji

Early morning at Mt. Fuji

Buddhist temple Novice

Japanese tea ceremony

Scenes from my film: 'Zen'

Scenes from my film 'WASHO, living traditions in modern Japan'.

At a local festival wordt a shrine is being carried carried by youth shouting 'Washo!'.

Demonstrations at the Ginza against extension Japanese-American Peace Treaty.

Hiwatari firewalking festival

Pearl diving at Izu peninsula

Of my films taken in Hong Kong a few DVD's are available ! Click here for a list.

My photo's and those of my former colleague Hans Brinckmann were shown in the Fujifilm Square Gallery "Photo IS": 'Showa Japan seen through Dutch Eyes' from August 29th to September 30, 2008 at the Fujifilm's Headquarters in Tokyo. The exhibition drew 49.000 visitors.

On the web since 20 March 2008, updated 15th October 2008

© Michael Rogge 2009

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Previously Japan 1958 -59

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The above photos also appear in my autobiography in Dutch: