Homogeneous collection of 146 photographs taken by a Japanese mother in Osaka before, during and immediately after World War 2. She must have been a pacifist because none of the photos show or indicate a military presence of any kind, which is rare for photo collections of this period. The focus is on schools and daily life of the people, with images of local shops, an open-air circus, a man making a telephone call, swimming instructions at the beach, the zoo and more. Also two photos of plans for a new school designed by T. Yoshida. Only a few photos have captions on reverse.