[Frances Klein and Okinawan dance kimono, California, March 13, 1950]
March 13, 1950
Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family
5 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.
Published in Rafu Shimpo, March 13, 1951, Japanese section.
Frances Klein of the MRA, receives an Okinawan dance kimono, California, March 13, 1951. Klein, a Caucasian woman dressed in a dark suit with eyeglasses and curly hair, admires and tries on kimono with assistance of man in suit. Also includes Klein reading Japanese American newspaper, Rafu Shimpo.
Typed on original negative envelope: MRA.
Klein was a descendent of Commodore Matthew Perry, who compelled the opening of Japan to the West in 1954 with the Convention of Kanagawa. A hundred years ago Perry is said to have visited Okinawa and admired the clothing.
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