Postcard Shinyo (Divine Bridge), Nikko Japan - mailed 1972. Captioned: The lacquered red bridge arches gracefully over the Diya River. The original structure was built in 1636 for the exclusive use of Imperial and Shogun messengers
. It is now used only on ceremonial occasions. Designated by the government as "Important Cultural Property."
Shinyo Bridge postcard from HH & Jean to family, mailed Aug. 24, 1972Thurs. 8-24-72
[written by Jean] Just arrived in Taipei, Taiwan and will leave here tomorrow Hong Kong. Fed cookies to tame deer yesterday – made us think of Grant's Farm at St. Louis.
[written by HH] Tonight we are going to a Mongolian barbecue I had several meals with just chop sticks, but are really getting along fine. Get English paper daily – but not quite like WSJ. – Mom & Dad