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[Nisei Week Kendo tournament with groups from Japan, Los Angeles, California, August 1957]

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[Nisei Week Kendo tournament with groups from Japan, Los Angeles, California, August 1957]
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Los Angeles, Calif., August 1957

(96.267.454)

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

Description

7 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, August 7, 1957.

Kendo groups from Japan in Los Angeles to compete in Nisei Week Kendo tournament at Koyasan hall in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, August 1957. Includes portraits of Japanese Kendo group in suits, winners of awards, Kendo demonstration and formalities.

Caption
building (left to right): Yutaka Kubota, president of S.S. Kendo Club; Bunzo Miyake, sandan; Naoshi Haiso, sandan; Nobuki Sanwo, yodan, captain and manager; Eichi Kishima, director; Torao Mori, hachidan, president of Kendo Federation of America.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Kendo Group from Japan.

History
The Nisei Week Kendo tournament was held in the hall of Koyasan Buddhist temple in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California on August 18, 1957 and at Long Beach, August 24, 1957.

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