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Old 04-30-2017, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Lebanon Heights
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I was going through some of my grandfather's photos from WWII. I believe he was stationed in Okinawa at the end of the war, and he snapped some "slice-of-life" type photos. One of my favorites is the attached. I've always wondered what is written on the outside of this building.

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Old 04-30-2017, 01:32 PM
 
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It is in Chinese, meaning a certain hotel's name (literally "Glory State Hotel", something like that)
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Old 04-30-2017, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Lebanon Heights
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Thanks much! Does this suggest, therefore, that this picture was taken somewhere on mainland China and not on Okinawa as I had been led to believe?
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Old 04-30-2017, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Mid-Michigan
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"botticelli" is correct. It does look like it was mainland China, the guy on the right, his beard style says 'Chinese' to me.
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Old 04-30-2017, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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No. 榮州(Yeongju) is in Korea so that picture was most likely taken in Korea.
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