Nikko and Yoyogi National Gymnasium: postcards from the 1960’s

A pair of postcard’s from a relative’s trip to Japan in the late 1960’s.

Yoyogi National Gymnasium 国立代々木競技場

Text:  “Yoyogi National Gymnasium — build on the grounds of former “Washington Heights”, was designed by the world famous architect, Prof. Kenzo Tange. During the 1964 Olympics this structure served as one of the many main events.”

Iroha Slopes いろは坂 IROHAZAKA: Nikko National Park

Text:  “Iroha Slopes: Nikko National Park.  The finely paved hairpin slopes extend over 6.8 kilometers from Umagaeshi to Lake CHUZENJI. The slopes were so named because there were originally 48 curves just as the Japanese alphabet consists of 48 symbols.  The curves have been streamlined into 30 and the slopes make a nice driveway.”

See also:

– Vintage Japanese postcards: Kyoto Tower postcard, circa 1966

– Nikko: Nikko is Nippon 日本の光。日光。

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