Kikuchi farmhouse photo collection

During my stay at the family farmhouse I looked through the family photo collection with Migaku. It was a great way to connect with him, as we have a mutual interest in family lineage.  The photos, which are entirely disorganized, are a fascinating amalgam of the family in Japan and photos sent from those in America.  To me, the collection itself beautifully represents the biculturalism of our family lineage - the disconnection and also the need to stay connected. Many of the photos, especially the old ones, Migaku had no idea who was pictured.  I found great pleasure in going through these photos, and I took photos of the entire collection, including any writing on the back.  I’m hoping it will be of interest to members of my family, but I also imagine there will be appeal to those who have interest in old artifacts and ephemera.