Ben Oostdam's
Autobiography:

1960-1963


page 13
"JAPANYON"
summer 1961

Fran Shepard invited us on his "JAPANYON" expedition, to survey Japanese submarine canyons. Half of us were to sail to Japan (May 27-July 1), do the survey (July 7-27), and fly back, the other half to fly there, do the job and sail back (Aug 1-Sep 18). Ron Gibbs, my travel companyon, and I flew MATS and enjoyed three weeks of sightseeing in Japan before joining the R.V. "Baird" in Tokyo. Below are some photographs of our train trip to Kyoto, where we stayed about a week in a ryokan (Japanese Inn) :
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some serious rains
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(right):gravity platform (read story )
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Ron and I had to pose scores of times (story )
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Ron with hostesses at our Ryokan
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