OTSU CITY
(OH TSUE SHE)
OUR LANDLADY'S HOUSE IN 1990 OUR HOUSE WAS NEXT TO WHERE THE TWO STORY PART IS NOW.  IT WAS DETACHED FROM THE MAIN HOUSE. THERE WAS A STALL BETWEEN THE MAIN HOUSE AND OURS. THE SECOND STORY WAS ADDED AFTER WE LEFT OTSU 
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Otsu is the capital of Shiga Prefecture. For a brief time it was the capital of Japan from 794 to 795 at which time it moved to Kyoto.
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MICHIKO THE LANDLADY'S YOUNGEST DAUGHTER 1955 
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CANAL LOCKS IN OTSU 1955 
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KYOTO-OTSU CANAL LOOKING TOWARD BIWAKO 1955 
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ONE OF THE TEMPLE BUILDINGS AT MIDERA TEMPLE 1955 
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ANOTHER BUILDING ON THE MIDERA SHRINE GROUNDS 1955 
THE SHINTO SHRINE IS IN THE ENTRANCE TO MIDERA TEMPLE
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HATSUME (SHIRLEY) ON BRIDGE IN OTSU 1955 
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HATSUME (SHIRLEY) AND SAME BRIDGE IN OTSU 1955 
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OTSU AND BIWAKO FROM MIDERA TEMPLE 1955 
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A MEMORIAL NEAR MIDERA TEMPLE IN OTSU-SHI 1955 
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ENTRANCE TO MIDERA TEMPLE AND SHRINE IN OTSU-SHI 1955 
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MIDERA TEMPLE GROUNDS WITH SCHOO AND CAMP OTSU IN THE BACKGROUND 1955 
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SANJU-NO-TO (THREE STORY POGODA) MIDERA TEMPLE  1955 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
ANOTHER VIEW OF SANJU-NO-TO MIDERA TEMPLE 1955 
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SCHOOL GROUNDS BETWEEN MIDERA TEMPLE AND SHRINE AND CAMP OTSU 1955 
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HATSUME WALKING TOWARD A SMALL SHRINE AND TORII IN OTSU-SHI 1955 
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SMALL SHINTO SHRINE IN OTSU-SHI 1955 
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LAUNDRY MAN'S SON OTSU-SHI ACROSS FROM CAMP OTSU 1955 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
HATSUME (SHIRLEY) ON BRIDGE IN FRONT OF THE CANAL 
LOCKS OTSU 1955 
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HAIJIMA EKI OTSU-SHI 1990 
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DOWNTOWN OTSU-SHI WITH SEIBU DEPARTMENT STORE IN THE CENTER 1990 
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YAMAGAMI-CHO OTSU-SHI 1990 
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LOOKING ACROSS BIWAKO FROM YAMIGAMI-CHO OTSU-SHI 1990 
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STREET MARKET OTSU 2003 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE OPEN STREET MARKET 2003 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
CHERRY BLOSSOMS ON OTSU CANAL 2003 
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THIS HOTEL WAS THE SUNNY HOTEL AND MY WIFE STAYED THERE FOR ALMOST 2 MONTHS UNTIL OUR HOUSE WAS BUILT. IT IS THE ONLY ORIGINAL BUILDING LEFT IN THE AREA 2003 
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THIS PLAYGROUND IS WHERE THE CAMP OTSU HOUSING AREA USE TO BE AND RIGHT BEHIND WHERE MY HOUSE WAS 2003 PHOTO BOB PROCTOR
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE PLAYGROUND 2003 
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SHIGA KEN FLAG
OTSU AND BIWAKO FROM MIDERA TEMPLE TODAY 
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JAPANESE MAN AND HIS WIFE PULLING A CART LOAD WITH HONEYBUCKETS (HUMAN WASTE) 1954
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JAPANESE SCHOOL BOYS ON A OTSU STREET 1954
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STREET IN OTSU WHERE THE WOMEN VISIT WHILE THE CHILDREN WAIT 1954
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RICE PADDY WITH THE OLD BIWAKO HOTEL IN THE BACKGROUND 1954
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THE JAPANESE FARMER FERTILIZING THE RICE PADDY WITH HUMAN WASTE 1954
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SCHOOL BOYS NEAR OTSU 1954
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MIDERA TEMPLE, OTSU JAPAN 1992
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MIDERA TEMPLE, OTSU JAPAN AND BOB  18 MARCH 2018 
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BANGORN AT MIDERA TEMPLE 18 MARCH 2018
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STARS FROM MIDERA SHRINE TO MIDERA TEMPLE 
18 MARCH 2018
BOB AT MIDERA SHRINE
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BOB IN FRONT OF THE BELL AT MIDERA 18 MARCH 1018
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BANGORN IN FRONT OF MIDERA SHRINE 18 MARCH 2018
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THE CANAL AND LOCKS THAT RUNS FROM OTSU TO KYOTO
18 MARCH 2018
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ALL OF THE STOPS ON THE LINE THAT RAN FROM HAMAOTSU TOSAKAMOTO WHERE MT HIEI IS THE NAMES WERE CHANGED. BESHO IS NOW MIDERA AND SAKAMOTO IS HIEI. 
IT MAKES IT HARD FOR THOSE OF US WERE THERE IN THE 40'S 50'S TO KNOW WHERE TO GET OFF AS THE NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED