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[Kabuki actor Kuroemon Onoue at Kawafuku restaurant, Los Angeles, California, February, 1951]
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photograph | negative


Los Angeles, Calif., February 1951

(96.267.103)

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

Description

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

1 negative : b&w; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Japanese section of Rafu Shimpo, March 21, 1951.

A man, Kabuki actor Kuroemon Onoue, sits and stands next to a lantern and mural at Kawafuku restaurant in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, February, 1951. Kuroemon wears a light-colored suit , dark patterned necktie, and eyeglasses as he relaxes in a chair. He stands in front of a bridge-like railing.

Inscription
Written on original negative envelope: Kikugoro & Kuroemon at Kawa Fuku -- Kabuki Actor.

History
Kuroemon Onoue, 29, came from a long line of Kabuki actors, but broke tradition by playing Lenny in the play "Of mice and men" and was considered the "John Barrymore" of Japan at the time. He was in the United States under a cultural exchange program. (11.09.2007 cht)

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