Japan 1978?.

Does anyone have any information on these photos?.

18 Responses to “Japan 1978?.”

  1. A Different Chris says:

    Possibly the most Japanese photos ever taken.

  2. Darren says:

    jeez these are rare!!!! never seen.

  3. Jeff says:

    Hair is too short for 1978 unless he’s got a hidden ponytail somewhere ?

  4. Kwai Chang says:

    Yoko Dojo
    Lucy In The Sky With Judo

  5. Nick D. says:

    Wow! Right save and click!!

  6. GLCompany says:

    Never seen, thnx for sharing

  7. Pretty sure his hair is pulled back, so what year did John have hair that long?, I don’t think until late 1979.

  8. Mark says:

    I really can’t tell what year these are from. John’s hair was long enough to be pulled back into a ponytail in both ’77 & ’78. ’79 also, but in almost all the Japan photos from that year he’s unshaven. I’m leaning more towards 1977.

    These are great, the seemingly unending “new” pictures of John from this era never ceases to amaze. Thanks for posting!

  9. Jeff says:

    His hair was this short in 1976
    Any chance this could be at some Japanese studio in NYC ?

  10. Jeff says:

    I know he was trying to learn Japanese somewhere in NYC before their big 1977 vacation there .

  11. Cara says:

    Here is the Google translation of the caption of Sugimura Keisuke (Chikarazen Judo Club)’s blog. This entry is dated 2012, so 35 years ago would have been 1977… but who knows if thats accurate?

    (1st photo):
    John Lennon and Yoko Ono is,
    That learned the etiquette of judo at 35 years ago to lecture Road Campus
    Are not well known.
    It seems to have been working seriously.
    (2nd photo):
    Also for judo,
    Also for the Beatles fan,
    Or would not be valuable photo?
    Anyway mom’s super Tsu young! ! !

  12. In 1977, John and Yoko visited a Judo school in Japan

    Japanese lady is John Lennon’s Japanese teacher

  13. Jeff says:

    Was this studio in the city near Hotel Okura ?
    Or was it in the country up north where they stayed the Mampei hotel ?

  14. Jorge says:

    Great new pics! Thanks

  15. Wow, thanks heaps, I didn’t think Johns hair was really long enough till 1979 for him to be able to tie it back.

  16. Calico says:

    John Lennon and Kim Ono

  17. MarkC says:

    Good one Calico!

  18. Lizzie says:

    What never ceases to amaze me is that John looks good with ANY kind of clothing.

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