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[Mas Togo, Karate instructor, demonstrates breaking rock, Los Angeles, California, July 18, 1952]

Miyatake, Toyo
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[Mas Togo, Karate instructor, demonstrates breaking rock, Los Angeles, California, July 18, 1952]
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Los Angeles, Calif., July 19, 1952

(96.267.167)

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

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

Published in the Rafu Shimpo, July 18, 1952.

Masatasu Oyama of Tokyo, also known professionally as "Mas Togo" or "Thunder Bolt", breaks a rock with his barehands for the media in Los Angeles, California, July 19, 1952. Oyama wears a judo gi and belt. The 28 year-old was on tour of the United States.

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