[Mrs. Sosei Matsumoto preparing tea for Headmaster of Urasenke in Japan at Matsumoto residence, Los Angeles, California, October 17, 1956]
Los Angeles, Calif.,
October 17, 1956
Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family
1 photographic print : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.
1 negative : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.
Published in Rafu Shimpo, October 19, 1956, Japanese section.
Mrs. Sosei Matsumoto, a Los Angeles tea ceremony instructor, prepares tea for the Headmaster of the Urasenke school of tea in a new tea room at the Matsumoto residence in Los Angeles, California, October 17, 1956. Dressed in a patterned kimono, Matsumoto leans forward with a tea cup at left; there are chanoyu, or tea ceremony implements next to her. A man in a dark kimono sits at right with hands in lap. A scroll with Japanese calligraphy hangs in the tokonoma, or alcove, next to a squat pot with branches at right. Matsumoto's husband, Eddie, stands at far left in a light colored suit smiling with proper left hand on shoji screen.
Typed on original negative envelope: Matsumoto, Mrs. -- 160 S. Occidental L.A..
Eddie Matsumoto built the tea room for his wife, Sosei, in their house where she taught Chanoyu in Los Angeles, California.
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