Let´s learn Japanese! / Lass uns Japanisch lernen! 1978-1985 (slideshow with/mit ton) (2022)
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Voice: Japanese conversation lesson recorded by Christine and Seiichi in 1978.

Photos: Photos taken by Christine in 1978, 1981 and 1985 with a pocket camera. The photos of Christine herself in 1985 were taken by Komyo.

Screening time: 19 minutes


In 1978, Seiichi Furuya received a pocket camera as a promotional item from KODAK at the Photokina trade fair in Cologne. At that time Christine worked as a vacation job in Böblingen near Stuttgart in the restaurant "Wienerwald". After his work at the Photokina he visited Christine in Böblingen and returned to Graz together by train. The first picture with this pocket camera was taken by Christine in the train at Stuttgart station. Seiichi gave her this pocket camera as a present. She took pictures from time to time in 1978 and frequently in 1981 after the birth of their son Komyo. During their stay in Vienna from June 1982 to May 1984, she did not take any photo. She was very busy with her acting studies. In 1985 she started again with this camera and took some pictures in Venice, Graz and East Berlin, the last stop of her life.

In 1978 Christine learned Japanese mainly on her own. Seiichi helped her very rarely. He was / is impatient. In 2018, Seiichi found many audio tapes that Christine had recorded from 1978 to 1983. Some of the tapes are from "Let's Learn Japanese!".


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East Berlin 1985
© Komyo Furuya
East Berlin 1985
© Komyo Furuya