07 August, 2009
Nikolai-do is an old Russian Orthodox Church, established in 1891.
When my father was in his late twenties, in the late 1950s, he belonged to a chemical laboratory located in Ochanomizu area as a researcher of the high-polymer chemistry. He said that Russia (the Soviet Union) was a pioneer in the heavy chemical industry at that time, so he needed to study Russian to catch the cutting-edge technical information. Then after leaving work, he went to the Russian language class opened in this church.
As I took these photos, I imagined the scene a young guy who looked like me came out from the gate and walk away.
Anyway, it is a bit regrettable that I couldn't hear any Russian he spoke.
I'd like to take this church's photos in the daylight again.