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[Nippon Maru : renshu kantai, Los Angeles, California, June 5, 1954]

Miyatake, Archie
Rafu Shimpo [ bio ]
Toyo Miyatake Studio [ bio ]

[Nippon Maru : renshu kantai, Los Angeles, California, June 5, 1954]
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Los Angeles, Calif., June 5, 1954


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


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

Published in Rafu Shimpo, June 7, 1954.

Japanese naval training ship (renshu kantai) Nippon Maru and crew at port at Pier 86 in San Pedro Harbor, San Pedro, California, at San Kwo Low restaurant in Little Tokyo, and attending a party at a residence, Los Angeles, California, June 5, 1954. The training vessel was a square rigged bark with flags of various countries hanging between three tall masts; Japanese crew wear white uniforms or dark uniforms with white caps similar to school boys. The party at the Chinese restaurant, San Kwo Low, was attended by civic leaders such as Consul Tatsuo Iwama, Japanese Chamber of Commerce president, Giichi Takata and vice president Masami Sasaki, Hiroshima prefectural president Yukitaro Kawasaki and Captain Gunji Kiuchi.
1, 9 and 27: Welcome party at San Kwo Low hosted by Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California. People at main table, left to right: Yamasaki, Okura, Masami Sasaki, Gunji Kiuchi, (speaking at microphone), unknown, and Mr. Giichi Takata.
2: Press conference on board Nippon Maru, Japanese training ship with ship captain.
3-7, 29: Various images of Japanese naval training ship arriving, crew on deck.
8 and 31: Men in suits posing with Captain on deck of Japanese naval training ship.
11-19, 28, : Various images of Japanese naval training ship arriving, greeted by large crowds, dance performance and Boy Scout band, transfer of crates of oranges.
20-22: Captain and visitors in cabin on ship.
23-26: Crew attending party outside at what appears to be a residence during the day.

Typed on original envelope: Nippon Maru "Ren Shu Kantai".

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