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[Kunsho award presentation at residence of Consul General of Japan, Los Angeles, California, June 27, 1968]

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[Kunsho award presentation at residence of Consul General of Japan, Los Angeles, California, June 27, 1968]
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Neg Type: 120.00 mm

Los Angeles, Calif., June 27, 1968


Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family


3 photographic prints : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

4 negatives : b&w; ; 120 mm.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, June 28, 1968.

Consul General of Japan, Toshiro Shimanouchi, presents Order of the Sacred Treasure, or Kunsho (medal) awards, on behalf of the Japanese government to nine Japanese community leaders at his residence for their contribution to American society, California, June 27, 1968. The awardees include: Fourth Order, Masao Mitamura and Shigetoshi Fujii; Fifth Order, Chosin Higa, Kenichi Shigematsu, Kotaro Sakakura, Gyosuke Iseda, Reverend Kiichi Sagawa, Shasui Takayanagi, Isao Toshima.
1P and 4N: Portrait of Mr. Shasui Takayanagi, organizer of Tachibana Kai (poetry) and recipient of the 5th Order medal. Dressed in a dark suit with two medals pinned to left breast, balding man with thin mustache and eyeglasses stands in metal doorway holding a scroll with both hands.
2P and 5N: Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Shigetoshi Fujii standing next to a piano with a framed photograph of Imperial couple. Fujii is the recipient of the 4th Order medal. Graying older couple stand side-by-side; man wears dark tuxedo with bow tie and a medal of a cross on left breast; woman wears dark suit and gloves. Both wear eyeglasses.
3P and 6N: Consul General Shimanouchi, left, presents 4th Order award of scroll and medal in box to Shigetoshi Fujii, right. Shimanouchi wears a pinstripe suit and eyeglasses.
7N: Group portrait of Consul General Shimanouchi with nine awardees in two rows outside in front of doorway. The awardees wear medals and hold scrolls. Shimanouchi sits in center flanked by four men; five men stand in the back. They are identified (left to right): front row, Gyosuke Iseda, Masuo Mitamura, Shimanouchi, Shigetoshi Fujii, Isao Toshima; second row, Kenichi Shigematsu, Rev. Kiichi Sagawa, Kotaro Sakakura, Shasui Takayanagi, Chosin Higa, (Published)

Typed on original envelope: Award Presentation Ceremony -- Con Home -- Madogoro -- Fujii -- Takayanagi.

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