Hey! It's Wednesday! And I remembered!
This is a picture that was taken in Japan. My dad liked to stage pictures and he calls this one "Three Little Maids" (from the Mikado).
The walls behind us were of bamboo, cut in half and nailed to the walls. It lightened up the room; you can see that the original walls were almost black in their darkness.
The kimonos that we are wearing are actually our bathrobes. We had the traditional umbrellas made of paper and held open by bamboo sticks.
We had a great time in Japan. It was only when I was an adult and saw pictures that I realized how dirty the village was. We lived off-base for a while, then moved on-base (which was secured by guards at the gate and fences all around).
The adults were busy with their lives and as long as we didn't get caught by the base guards doing something wrong, we children pretty much had free reign.