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[Miss Nagoya at airport, tea house blessing, and public appearances, Los Angeles, California, August 15 and September 9, 1969]

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[Miss Nagoya at airport, tea house blessing, and public appearances, Los Angeles, California, August 15 and September 9, 1969]
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Los Angeles, Calif., August 15, 1969


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


15 negatives : b&w; ; 120 mm.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, August 15, 1969, Japanese section, and September 9, 1969.

Miss Nagoya, Ruriko Kawahara, arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), attends a shinto blessing of future tea house at Wattles Park in North Hollywood, and makes public appearances in Los Angeles, California on the tenth anniversary of Los Angeles-Nagoya Sister City relations, August 15, 1969.
1N-3N: Miss Nagoya greeted at airport with bouquet of flowers by Caucasian and Japanese women and men on tarmac in front of airplane, including Miss Los Angeles Linda (?) and Nisei Week Queen Claire Nonoshita (Published 8/15/1969), and at a press conference in Japan Air Lines (JAL) VIP room.
4N-6N: Shinto blessing of Wattles Park tea house foundation presided over by Konkokyo priest, Mr. Tsuyuki, in traditional costume of white kimono top, patterned pants and court hat, holding short staff with white folded paper. Miss Nagoya wears a kimono decorated with flowers. Three Japanese and Caucasian men in suits, Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Manager Bill Fredrickson, Mayor Yorty's representative Saiki, and James Nakagawa, attend ceremony. (Published 9/9/1969)
7N-15N: Miss Nagoya makes public appearances at various locations, including City Hall, exchanging gifts with various politicians like Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty, and officials such as Consul General of Japan Kanji Takasugi. Kawahara wears a white lace dress and jacket with corsage, and white gloves, and a belted black and white floral graphic dress.

Typed on original envelope: Nagoya Sister City - Miss Nagoya at Airport and City Hall.

Nagoya, Japan is a sister city of Los Angeles, California. Ruruiko Kawahara was in Los Angeles to represent Nagoya in the Nisei Week festivities.

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