Bush Masters Okinawa
|K. Kawamura ; K. Imai Eds.
|World Photo Press
The United States armed forces maintained a continuous and conspicuous presence on Okinawa in the latter half of the 20th century, using the Japanese islands as a key staging point for the war in Vietnam and deployments abroad. Among other local businesses, embroidery shops were booming in the late 1960s and early ’70s, producing countless hand-sketched designs that were then transferred to flight jackets, patches, and other military memorabilia. Colourful hot rods, pinup girls, cobras, eagles, skulls, insignias, and much more came to decorate the outerwear of the troops stationed there or enjoying some R&R. This remarkably rich compendium has them all.
|416 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese