Hey all, I'm back from a weekend in St. Louis and already heading out again (this time to Michigan for a wedding). Somehow July turned out to be the busiest, most exhausting month of 2008. My apologies for the lack of updates-- I do have some drafts simmering, I swear to god.
In the meantime, here are a bunch of pictures from Kazuo Umezu's Picasa Web Album.
Umezz as a young man; He looks like an angel and his friends all look like gangsters.
The gang all together, at あやめ池遊園地 (Ayame Pond Amusement Park?) in Nara Prefecture.
Umezu in high school, back row and 5th from the right.
High School group photo again, Umezu's in the 2nd row, 3rd from the left.
Umezu in high school art class! Umezu = back row, 2nd from the right.
From 1955, class signatures in the album. Umezu's early illustrations grace the corners of the pages!