Scrapbooks: Tsuchida Life, Cards & Letters, Baby book + in-process (annotated)

Catching up on some scrap books: A few fresh ones, a few bonus items some old ones, breaking the seal on a few others, organizing odds and ends for future use (and the biographers).

Annotations on individual books if curious.  Note: need more bookshelves, the overhead shots don’t really show the girth.

* Tsuchida Life 2020, part 1 *

Scrapbook: Tsuchida Life 2020, part 1

Ephemera from “regular life” / normal out and abouts to museums, events, cafés etc., mostly from this year (earlier).

Btw the kanji characters on the left are pronounced “Tsuchida” which mean dirt/soil field/paddy – this is the name of our neighbourhood.

* Baby Book *

Scrapbook: Baby book

Just starting on this one for the new human with various ultrasounds, lists, notes, name ideas, announcements and eventually, maybe some of your cards and letters.

* Nagasaki Usual Days *

Scrapbook: Nagasaki Usual Days
Scrapbook: Nagasaki Usual Days

This one is well, it’s pretty awesome… from our trip in February (which seems like 1 million years ago) to a remarkable city to visit cousins, ride trains, see some sites, and eat all the food. As such: Tidbits from museums, cafés etc. included, plus various snapshots and notes. Just about done…, But I always say that ;)

* Cards & Letters, 2020, part 1 *

Scrapbook: Cards & Letters, 2020, part 1
Scrapbook: Cards & Letters, 2020, part 1

As you might expect, this gathers up postcards, cards, letters and related oddments so they don’t get lost in a shoebox.
Repurpose envelopes, or envelope type things, attach with double-sided tape (of course) and decorate with inky stamps and various seals.

* Honeymoon Ramble *

Scrapbook: Shinkonryoko (Honeymoon) Ramble
Scrapbook: Shinkonryoko (Honeymoon) Ramble

From last May when we took a journey around different countryside parts of Japan, staying in all sorts of accommodation types, riding various trains, writing haiku, finding small little museums to hide out in, sitting in kissaten cafés, connecting with some old pals… All the evidence that can possibly fit in a book is here. All of it!

* Tsuchida Life, 2019 *

Scrapbook: Tsuchida Life, 2019
Scrapbook: Tsuchida Life, 2019

Last year produced a lot of scrap books like the honeymoon one above, plus probably for just dedicated to the wedding and festivities in various forms and this one is all the “other stuff” that didn’t fit anywhere else including cards and letters that weren’t necessarily related to the wedding, museums, tickets, concerts, cafés, museums, lists, lots of to do lists… Keep it all and let the future sort it out… “It’s for the biographers” ya see. 

* Officialness, in-process *

Scrapbook (material): Officialness, in-process
Scrapbook (material): Officialness, in-process

Part of the process of getting “legal” in a new country in rapid manner is *a lot of paperwork* – and to expedite this efficiently, one must be prepared / indeed be one step ahead as to not be thwarted by any delay. This dossier is various evidence and supporting documents to augment various paperwork procedures – now awaiting a place to be archived.

* etc / Nagasaki  / extras / duplicates*

Scrapbook (material): Nagasaki etc, extras, duplicates
Scrapbook (material): Nagasaki etc, extras, duplicates

There are the things that go into the scrapbook and then the things that don’t *quite fit* or more often, duplicates of things which are definitely worth keeping – for either practical purposes or to re-purpose the paper bits for another project. In this case, extra things from the Nagasaki journal.

Whatcha think?